Bible, Ethician Version
 Now the end
of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience:
 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
 I exhort
therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
giving of thanks, be made for all men;
 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
 This is a
true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop,
he desireth a good work.
 Not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
 Likewise must the deacons be not doubletongued, not greedy of filthy lucre;
 Rebuke not an
elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger
men as brethren;
 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about
questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy,
strife, railings, evil surmisings,
 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;