Bible, Ethician Version
 Wherefore I
put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by
the putting on of my hands.
 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
 Study to
shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
 This know
also, that perilous times shall come.
 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
 For I am now
ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
, 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
 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;