But as for you, speak the
things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be
temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
Older women likewise are to
reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips not enslaved to much
wine, teaching what is good, so they may encourage the young women to love
their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at
home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God
will not be dishonored.
Likewise urge the young men to
be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds,
with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond
reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to
say about us.
Urge bond slaves to be subject
to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not
argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will
adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
For the grace of God
has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny
ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and
godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing
of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself
for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a
people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one