The younger men, in like manner, be exhorting to be sober-minded;
as in day-time, let us walk becomingly; not in revellings and drunkennesses, not in chamberings and lasciviousnesses, not in strife and emulation;
let no one despise your youth, but a pattern become you of those believing in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity;
1 The children! obey your parents in the Lord, for this is righteous;
2 honour your father and mother,
3 which is the first command with a promise, 'That it may be well with you, and you may live a long time upon the land.'
In like manner, you younger, be subject to elders, and all to one another subjecting yourselves; with humble-mindedness clothe yourselves, because God the proud does resist, but to the humble He does give grace;
be humbled, then, under the powerful hand of God, that you He may exalt in good time,
I did write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning; I did write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God in you does remain, and you have overcome the evil.
The children! obey your parents in the Lord, for this is righteous;
honour your father and mother,