Titus 3

Put them in mind to be subject to governments, and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work; to speak evil of no one; to be no fighters, but equitable, showing all meekness to all men. For even we ourselves were formerly foolish, disobedient, erring, slavishly serving diverse inordinate desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the goodness and philanthropy of God our Saviour shone forth, he saved us--not on account of works of righteousness which we had done--but according to his own mercy, through the bath of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Spirit; which he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his favor, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This doctrine is true: and concerning these, I charge you to affirm strongly, that those who have believed in God, be studious to stand foremost in good works. These are things that are honorable and profitable to men.

But foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about the law, resist; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 A factionist, after a first and second admonition, reject; 11 knowing that such a person is perverted, and sins, being self-condemned. 12 When I shall send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, make haste to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have determined to winter there. 13 Diligently help forward on their journey, Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos, that nothing may be wanting to them. 14 And let ours also learn to stand foremost in good works, for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful. 15 All who are with me salute you. Salute them who love us in the faith. Favor be with you all.

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