- But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:
- that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:
- that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
- that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
- [to be] sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed:
- the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded:
- in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works;
in thy doctrine [showing] uncorruptness, gravity,
- sound speech, that cannot be condemned;
that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.
- [Exhort] servants to be in subjection to their own masters, [and] to be well-pleasing [to them] in all things;
- not purloining, but showing all good fidelity;
that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
- For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
- instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;
- looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
- who 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.
- These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority.
Let no man despise thee.