1: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons; 2: Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3: Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by them who believe and know the truth. 4: For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if received with thanksgiving: 5: For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer. 6: If thou shalt put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished by the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained. 7: But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] to godliness. 8: For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having 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 labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe. 11: These things command and teach. 12: Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in deportment, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13: Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14: Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with 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 to thyself and to thy doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou wilt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.