Coverdale(i) 1 Warne them that they submytte them selues vnto Prynces and to the hyer auctorite, to obey the officers, to be ready vnto all good workes, 2 that they speake euell of no man, that they be no stryuers, but soft, shewynge all mekenes vnto all men. 3 For we oure selues also were in tymes past, vnwyse, dishobedient, in erroure, seruynge lustes and dyuerse maners of voluptuousnes, lyuynge in maliciousnes and envye, full of hate, hatynge one another. 4 But after that ye kyndnesse and loue of God oure Sauioure to man warde appeared, 5 not for ye dedes of righteousnes which we wroughte, but after his mercy he saued vs by the fountayne of the new byrth, and renuynge of the holy goost, 6 which he shed on vs abundauntly, thorow Iesus Christ oure Sauioure: 7 yt we beynge made righteous by his grace, shulde be heyres of eternall life acordynge to hope. 8 This is a true sayege. Of these thinges wolde I that thou shuldest speake earnestly, that they which are become beleuers in God, might be diligent to excell in good workes: for these thinges are good and profitable vnto me. 9 As for folish questions, and genealogies, and braulynges and stryuynges aboute ye lawe, auoyde the, for they are vnprofitable and vayne. 10 A ma that is geuen vnto heresye, after ye first and seconde monicion, auoyde, 11 and knowe, that he that is soch, is peruerted, & synneth euen damned by his awne iudgment. 12 Whan I shal sende Artemas or Tichicus vnto ye, make spede to come to me vnto Nicopolis, for I haue determyned there to wynter. 13 Brynge Zenas ye Scrybe and Apollos on their iourney diligently, that nothinge be lackynge vnto them. 14 And let oures also learne to excell in good workes, as farre forth as nede requyreth, that they be not vnfrutefull. 15 All they that are with me, salute the. Grete them that loue vs in the faith. Grace be with you all, Amen.