1Let all of those who are under the yoke of servitude honor and respect their masters in every way, so that the Name of Elohim and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. 2Those who have masters who trust, let them not despise them because they are brethren; but rather serve them more zealously because they are believers and beloved, in whose service they find rest. These things teach and exhort. 3If there is any man who teaches a different doctrine and does not offer the wholesome words of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh and the doctrine of reverence to Elohim, 4he is proud, knowing nothing, and dotes on an argument and quarrels on the use of a word, and this is the cause of envy and controversy, and blasphemy, and evil suspicion, 5and strife among men whose minds are corrupt, and who are cut off from the truth, and who think worshipping Elohim is for worldly gain; keep away from such people.
6But our gain is greater contentment, for it is the worship of Elohim. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. 8Therefore, let us be satisfied with food and clothing; 9for those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and snares, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in degeneration and destruction. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil; and there are some men who have coveted it and have thereby erred from HaEmunah, and have brought to themselves many sorrows.
11But you, O man of Elohim, flee these things; and follow after tzedaka, piety, Emunah, love, patience, and meekness. 12Fight the good fight of Emunah, lay hold upon Khayei Olam to which you are called, having made a true profession before many witnesses.
13I charge you in the presence of Elohim, the giver of life to all, and before Yeshua HaMashi’akh, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilatos, 14that you obey this charge without spot and without stain until the appearing of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh, 15who is to be revealed in His appointed time, Blessed and Mighty alone, Melekh HaMelakhim, Adon HaAdonim, 16who alone has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach, and whom no man has seen, nor can see; to Him be honor and dominion forever and ever. Amein.
17Charge those who are rich in this world that they be not proud, nor trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living Elohim who gives us all things so abundantly for our comfort. 18That they do good works, and become rich in good deeds, and be ready to give and willing to share, 19laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold upon the true life. 20O Timothy, be careful of that which is entrusted to you; flee from empty echoes and from the perversion of false knowledge; 21for those professing this have strayed from HaEmunah. Compassion be with you. Amein.
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