1 Now the Spirit aspeaketh expressly, that bin the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed cto seducing spirits, dand doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; ehaving their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 fForbidding to marry, gand commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created hto be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For ievery creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, jnourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, khaving promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, lwho is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach. 12 mLet no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance nto reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 oNeglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee pby prophecy, qwith the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both rsave thyself, and them that hear thee.