Saved in Order to Do Good
1Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that 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.
9But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
12As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there. 13Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
15Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all.
1Kae wo nkurɔfo na wɔmmrɛ wɔn ho ase nhyɛ ahemfo ne wɔn a tumi hyɛ wɔn nsa no ase, wɔnyɛ osetie, wonsiesie wɔn ho mma adwuma pa biara, 2na wɔnnka asɛmmɔne mmfa obi ho na mmom, wonnwo brɛoo, na daa wonni obiara ni.
3Kan no, na yɛn ankasa yɛyɛ nkwaseafo, asoɔdenfo, ne abɔnefo. Na yɛyɛ akɔnnɔ ne anigye ahorow nkoa. Yɛsɛee yɛn abrabɔ wɔ bɔne ne anibere ho. Afoforo tan yɛn maa yɛn nso yɛtan wɔn. 4Nanso bere a yɛn Agyenkwa Onyankopɔn ayamye ne ne dɔ daa adi no, 5ogyee yɛn nkwa. Ɛnyɛ nnwuma pa bi a yɛayɛ nti, na mmom ɔnam nʼahummɔbɔ so ahohoro yɛn ho, agye yɛn nkwa ama Honhom Kronkron no awo yɛn foforo ama yɛn nkwa foforo. 6Onyankopɔn nam Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ yɛn Agyenkwa no so ahwie Honhom Kronkron no agu yɛn so, 7sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nʼadom nti, yɛbɛyɛ daa nkwa no anidaso ho adedifo. 8Eyi yɛ nokwasɛm. Mepɛ sɛ wuti saa asɛm yi mu yiye na ama wɔn a wogye Onyankopɔn di no ahu sɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔde wɔn bere di dwuma pa. Eyinom nyinaa ye na so wɔ mfaso ma nnipa.
9Nanso munnnye nkwasea akyinnye. Saa ara nso na monnto ana, nkasakasa, nham wɔ mmara ho; so nni mfaso biara. 10Bɔ obi a ɔde mpaapaemu ba no kɔkɔ nea edi kan ne ne nea ɛto so abien, na ɛno akyi no twe wo ho fi ne ho. 11Ɛsɛ sɛ wuhu sɛ obi a ɔte saa no asɛe, na bɔne a ɔyɛ no da adi wɔ ne ho.
12Sɛ mesoma Artema anaa Tihiko wo nkyɛn a, bɔ mmɔden bra me nkyɛn wɔ Nikopoli, na hɔ na mabɔ me tirim sɛ mɛtena awɔwbere no. 13Bɔ mmɔden gya mmaranimfo Sena ne Apolo kwan yiye na anhia wɔn hwee.
14Ma yɛn nkurɔfo no nsua sɛnea wɔde wɔn adagyew yɛ nnwuma pa de boa. Ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔtena ase kwa.
15Wɔn a wɔne me wɔ ha nyinaa kyiakyia wo.
Kyia wɔn a wɔdɔ yɛn wɔ gyidi mu ma yɛn.
Adom nka mo nyinaa.