Titus 31Remind them to be submissive to principle offices and positions of authority, to be obedient, to be prepared for every good work, 2to slander no man, to be noncontentious, gentle, showing all meekness to all men. 3For we also were formerly foolish, disobedient, being led astray, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in evil and envy, hateful, hating each other. 4But when the kindness and philanthropy of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not of works in righteousness that we did, but according to his mercy through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6which he poured out upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7So that, having been made righteous by the grace of that man, we may become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8Faithful is the saying. And I want thee to strongly insist about these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to manage good works. These things are good and beneficial to men. 9But avoid foolish questionings, and genealogies, and contentions, and legalistic fightings, for they are useless and vain. 10Shun a factious man after a first and second admonition, 11knowing that such a man is perverted, and sins, being self-condemned. 12When I will send Artemas to thee, or Tychicus, be diligence to come to me in Nicopolis, for I have decided to winter there. 13Help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way diligently, so that nothing may be lacking for them. 14And also let our men learn to be in the lead of good works for the essential needs, so that they may not be unfruitful. 15All those with me salute thee. Salute those who love us in faith. Grace is with all of you. Truly.
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