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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.

The Epistle of Paul to

Titus 3

Be Careful to Maintain Good Works
1  Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2  to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
3  For we ourselves also were sometime foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
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;
6  which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7  that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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.
9  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10  A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject;
11  knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

Personal Instructions
12  ¶ When I shall send Ar’temas unto thee, or Tych’icus, Acts 20.4 · Eph. 6.21, 22 · Col. 4.7, 8 · 2 Tim. 4.12 be diligent to come unto me to Nicop’olis: for I have determined there to winter.
13  Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apol’los Acts 18.24 · 1 Cor. 16.12 on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
14  And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

15  ¶ All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith.
¶ Grace be with you all. Amen.

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