1But say the things which fit sound doctrine,
2that older men
should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in
3and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, 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 God’s word may not be blasphemed.
6Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded;
7in all things
showing yourself an example of good works; in your teaching showing
integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility,
8and soundness of speech that
can’t be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil
thing to say about us.
9Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own
masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;
stealing, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of
God, our Savior, in all things.
11For the grace of God has appeared,
bringing salvation to all men,
12instructing us to the intent that,
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously,
and godly in this present world;
13looking for the blessed hope and
appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ;
gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify
for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.
15Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man