1 But do you inculcate the things which become wholesome doctrine:
2 that aged men be vigilant, grave, prudent, healthy by faith, love, patience.
3 That aged women, in like manner, be in deportment as becomes sacred persons-not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, good teachers;
4 that they may persuade the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children-
5 to be calm, chaste, careful of their families, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be defamed.
6 The young men, in like manner, exhort to govern their passions.
7 In all things make yourself a pattern of good works: in teaching, show incorruptness, gravity,
8 wholesome speech which can not be condemned; that he who is on the opposite side may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say concerning you.
9 Exhort servants to be subject to their own masters, and in all things be careful to please, not answering again,
10 not secretly stealing, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the favor of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men;
12 teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world-
13 expecting the blessed hope; namely, the appearing of the glory of the great God, and of our Saviour Jesus Christ;
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.
15 These things inculcate, and exhort, and reprove with all authority; let no one despise you.