He warns him against heretics, and exhorts him to the exercise of piety.
1 Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils,
Spiritus autem manifeste dicit, quia in novissimis temporibus discedent quidam a fide, attendentes spiritibus erroris, et doctrinis daemoniorum,
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, and having their conscience seared,
in hypocrisi loquentium mendacium, et cauteriatam habentium suam conscientiam,
3 Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful, and by them that have known the truth.
prohibentium nubere, abstinere a cibis, quod Deus creavit ad percipiendum cum gratiarum actione fidelibus, et iis qui cognoverunt veritatem.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected that is received with thanksgiving:
Quia omnis creatura Dei bona est, et nihil rejiciendum quod cum gratiarum actione percipitur :
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
sanctificatur enim per verbum Dei, et orationem.
6 These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto.
Haec proponens fratribus, bonus eris minister Christi Jesu enutritus verbis fidei, et bonae doctrinae, quam assecutus es.
7 But avoid foolish and old wives' fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.
Ineptas autem, et aniles fabulas devita : exerce autem teipsum ad pietatem.
8 For bodily exercise is profitable to little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Nam corporalis exercitatio, ad modicum utilis est : pietas autem ad omnia utilis est, promissionem habens vitae, quae nunc est, et futurae.
9 A faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
Fidelis sermo, et omni acceptione dignus.
10 For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful.
In hoc enim laboramus, et maledicimur, quia speramus in Deum vivum, qui est Salvator omnium hominum, maxime fidelium.
11 These things command and teach.
Praecipe haec, et doce.
12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the faithful in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in chastity.
Nemo adolescentiam tuam contemnat : sed exemplum esto fidelium in verbo, in conversatione, in caritate, in fide, in castitate.
13 Till I come, attend unto reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine.
Dum venio, attende lectioni, exhortationi, et doctrinae.
14 Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophesy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood.
Noli negligere gratiam, quae in te est, quae data est tibi per prophetiam, cum impositione manuum presbyterii.
15 Meditate upon these things, be wholly in these things: that thy profiting may be manifest to all.
Haec meditare, in his esto : ut profectus tuus manifestus sit omnibus.
16 Take heed to thyself and to doctrine: be earnest in them. For in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.
Attende tibi, et doctrinae : insta in illis. Hoc enim faciens, et teipsum salvum facies, et eos qui te audiunt.