1 Put them in mind to submit themselves to governments, to authorities, to obey magistrates, to be ready for every good work,
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
1 Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.
2 to speak evil of no one, to be averse to strife, forbearing, showing all meekness to all men.
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
2 They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.
3 For we ourselves also were once foolish, disobedient, going astray, slaves to divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
3 After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.
4 But when the kindness and love for men of God our Saviour appeared,
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
4 In grace our Savior God appeared, to make his love for mankind clear.
5 not by works of righteousness which we did, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the bath of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
5 "Twas not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit's work,
6 which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
6 and poured him out upon us, too, through Jesus the Messiah our Savior true.
7 that having been accepted as righteous by his grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of everlasting life.
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
7 And so, made heirs by his own grace, eternal life we now embrace.
8 True is the saying; and these things I desire that thou affirm earnestly, that they who have believed in God may be careful to practise good works. These things are good and profitable to men;
8 (Y)This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I (Z)want you to speak confidently, so that those who have (AA)believed God will be careful to (AB)engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
8 This saying is trustworthy.(N) I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
8 This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have put their faith in God may devote themselves to good actions. These things are good and helpful to other people.
9 but avoid foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and contentions about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
9 But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.
10 A man that stirs up divisions, after a first and second admonition, avoid;
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
10 Have nothing to do with a divisive person after you have warned him once or twice.
11 knowing that he that is such is utterly perverted, and sinneth, being selfcondemned.
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
11 knowing that such a person is perverted and sins, being self-condemned.
11 For you know that a person like this is corrupt and keeps on sinning, being self-condemned.
12 When I shall have sent Artemas to thee, or Tychicus, use diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for there I have determined to pass the winter.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
12 As soon as I send Artemas to you, or perhaps Tychicus, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
13 Zenas the lawyer and Apollos forward on their journey diligently, that nothing may be wanting to them.
13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
13 Do all you can to send Zenas the expert in the Law and Apollos on their way, and see that they have everything they need.
14 And let those also who belong to us learn to practise good works for the necessary wants that arise, that they may not be unfruitful.
14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
14 Our own people should also learn to make good deeds a priority when urgent needs arise, so they won't be unproductive.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
15 All who are with me send you greetings. Greet our fellow believers who love us. May grace be with all of you! Amen.
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