1And the Spirit expressly speaketh, that in latter times shall certain fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons,
2in hypocrisy speaking lies, being seared in their own conscience,
3forbidding to marry — to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth,
4because every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,
5for it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.
6These things placing before the brethren, thou shalt be a good ministrant of Jesus Christ, being nourished by the words of the faith, and of the good teaching, which thou didst follow after,
7and the profane and old women's fables reject thou, and exercise thyself unto piety,
8for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;
9stedfast [is] the word, and of all acceptation worthy;
10for for this we both labour and are reproached, because we hope on the living God, who is Saviour of all men — especially of those believing.
11Charge these things, and teach;
12let no one despise thy youth, but a pattern become thou of those believing in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity;
13till I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching;
14be not careless of the gift in thee, that was given thee through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;
15of these things be careful; in these things be, that thy advancement may be manifest in all things;
16take heed to thyself, and to the teaching; remain in them, for this thing doing, both thyself thou shalt save, and those hearing thee.