3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers,
to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle,
showing all meekness to 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 when the kindness and love of God our Savior towards man
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 Spirit;
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 who have believed in God may
be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable to 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
3:11 Knowing that he who is such, is subverted, and sinneth,
being condemned by himself.
3:12 When I shall send Artemas to thee, or Tychicus, be diligent
to come to me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to
3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing may be wanting to them.
3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for
necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us
in the faith. Grace [be] with you all. Amen.