3:1 Admonish them to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word, to be ready to every good work.
3:2 To speak evil of no man, not to be litigious, but gentle: shewing all mildness towards all men.
3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
3:4 But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared:
3:5 Not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost;
3:6 Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior:
3:7 That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs, according to hope of life everlasting.
3:8 It is a faithful saying: and these things I will have thee affirm constantly: that they, who believe in God, may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain.
3:10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid:
3:11 Knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment.
3:12 When I shall send to thee Artemas or Tychicus, make haste to come unto me to Nicopolis. For there I have determined to winter.
3:13 Send forward Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollo, with care, that nothing be wanting to them.
3:14 And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses: that they be not unfruitful.
3:15 All that are with me salute thee: salute them that love us in the faith. The grace of God be with you all. Amen.
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