And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.
We must learn to devote ourselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
We must learn to do good deeds to meet necessary demands, whatever the occasion may require, so that we will not be unproductive.
Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.
After a first and second warning reject a divisive man, who promotes heresy and causes dissension—ban him from your fellowship and have nothing more to do with him.
You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
You may be well aware that such a person is twisted and is sinning; he is convicted and self-condemned and is gratified by causing confusion among believers.
But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.
Avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
Avoid foolish and ill-informed and stupid controversies and genealogies and dissensions and quarrels about the Law, for they are unprofitable and useless.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
Those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
Those who have believed God, those who have trusted in, relied on, and accepted Christ Jesus as Savior, should be careful to participate in doing good and honorable things. These things are excellent in themselves and profitable for the people.
that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Having been justified by God’s grace, we become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
We are justified, made free of the guilt of sin] by God’s compassionate, undeserved grace, and we are acknowledged as acceptable to Him and made heirs of eternal life, actually experiencing it according to our hope, His guarantee.