2 1But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:
aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in
3that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not
slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
4that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love
5to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home,
kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not
6the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded:
all things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine
showing uncorruptness, gravity,
8sound speech, that cannot be
condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no
evil thing to say of us.
9Exhort servants to be in subjection to
their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all
things; not gainsaying;
10not purloining, but showing all good fidelity;
that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
12instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly
lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present
13looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the
great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14who gave himself for us, that
he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for
his own possession, zealous of good works.
15These things speak and
exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.