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VI.  Let as many as are servants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the teaching be not blasphemed.

2And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren; but the rather do them service, because they who receive the benefit are faithful and beloved. These things teach and exhort.

3If any one teaches otherwise, and assents not to sound words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the teaching which is according to godliness,

4he is puffed up with pride, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5vain disputings of men corrupted in mind, and robbed of the truth, supposing that godliness is a means of gain.

6But godliness with contentment is a great means of gain.

7For we brought nothing into the world; it is certain we can also carry nothing out;

8and having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.

9But they who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful lusts, which sink men into destruction and perdition.

10For the love of money is a root of all evils; which some coveting after wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness of spirit.

12Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the eternal life, unto which thou wast called, and didst make the good profession before many witnesses.

13I charge thee in the sight of God, who preserves all alive, and of Jesus Christ, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good profession,

14that thou keep the commandment without spot, blameless, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;

15which in his own times he will show, who is the blissful and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16who only has immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man has seen, or can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

17Charge those who are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor place their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but in God, who gives us all things richly for enjoyment;

18that they do good, be rich in good works, be free in imparting, willing to communicate;

19laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the true life.

20O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane babblings, and oppositions of that which is falsely called knowledge;

21which some professing erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee.

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