Doing What Is Good
3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities
and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good
3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle,
shewing all meekness unto all men.
3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish,
disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures,
living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour
toward man appeared,
3:5 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;
3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made
heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
3:8 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.
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 an heretick after the first and second
3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth,
being condemned of himself.
3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be
diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined
there to winter.
3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
3:14 And let our's also learn to maintain good works for
necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love
us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.