The Gift New Testament

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3:1Gently remind them to be good citizens, to be ready to do all kinds of good deeds,3:2to not slander, and to be peaceable, moderate, and gentle to all people.

3:3We too were once foolish and incorrigible, being deceived and enslaved to various desires and gratifications. We were malicious and envious, hating each other.3:4But when our Savior God’s kindness and compassion for people appeared,3:5he saved us— not because of anything we did right, but according to his mercy. He saved us by bathing us in the rebirth and renewal of the Holy Spirit,3:6which he poured out on us generously through our Savior Jesus the Anointed.3:7Being cleared of all charges by that favor, we can become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.3:8You can count on that!

I want you to insist upon these things, so that those who have trusted in God may lead the way when it comes to good deeds. This is good and beneficial for the people.3:9Yet keep your distance from ridiculous speculation and genealogies, and tension and fighting about the law; they are worthless and pointless.3:10Reject a divisive person after two warnings.3:11You can be sure that they have excluded themselves and are in error; they are self-condemned.

3:12When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to visit me in Nicopolis, because I have decided to stay there this winter.3:13Send out Zenas the lawyer and Apollos with whatever they need.3:14Our people need to learn to put good deeds into practice so that they won’t be unproductive.3:15All those with me greet you; please greet our friends in the faith. Favor be with you all.