1But the Spirit distinctly says that in latter times some shall fall away from the belief, paying attention to misleading spirits, and teachings of demons,
2speaking lies in hypocrisy, having been branded on their own conscience,
3forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which Elohim created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4Because every creature of Elohim is good, and none is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5for it is set apart by the Word of Elohim#See Lev. 11; Deu. 14 and prayer.#See 1Cor. 10:31
6If you present these matters to the brothers, you shall be a good servant of יהושע Messiah, being nourished in the words of belief and of the good teaching which you have followed closely.
7But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself rather to reverence.
8For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but reverence is profitable for all, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.
9Trustworthy is the word, and worthy of all acceptance.
10It is for this that we labour and struggle, because we trust in the living Elohim, who is the Saviour of all men, particularly of those who believe.
11Command and teach these matters.
12Let no one look down on your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in belief, in cleanliness.
13Until I come, give attention to reading of Scripture, to encouragement, to teaching.
14Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the elderhood.
15Practise these matters, be in them, so that your progress might be plain to all.
16Pay attention to yourself and to the teaching. Continue in them, for in doing this you shall save both yourself and those who hear you.