1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine;
2 That aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience;
3 That aged women, in like manner, wear raiment which becomes religious persons, that they be not slanderers, not slaves to much wine, (that they be) teachers of what is good;
4 That they may teach the young women temperance to love their husbands and their children,
5 To be temperate, chaste, keepers of the house, kind, subject to their husbands1 that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
6 Exhort likewise younger men to be temperate;
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works; in doctrine, (chewing) integrity, gravity;
8 Sound speech, unblameable, that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to be subject to their own masters, endeavoring to please them in all things, not answering again;
10 Not thievish, but shewing all good faith, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things
11 For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live temperately and righteously and piously, in this world,
13 Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of Jesus Christ, the great God and our Savior,
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar, people, zealous of good works.2
15 Speak these things, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
1 "Ou, propre a luy." "Or, belonging to him."
2 "Adonne a bonnes oeuvres." "Devoted to good works."