Titus 2



Sound Instruction And Consistent Behavior

1 But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.

1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

1 But as for you, teach what is consistent with healthy doctrine.

1 But [as for] you, teach what is fitting and becoming to sound (wholesome) doctrine [the character and right living that identify true Christians].

2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

2 Older men are to be sober, serious, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.

2 Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].

3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,

3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

3 Likewise, older women are to show their reverence for God by their behavior. They are not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of goodness.

3 Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,

4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

4 They should encourage the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,

4 So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,

5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

5 to be sensible and pure, to manage their households, to be kind, and to submit themselves to their husbands. Otherwise, the word of God may be discredited.

5 To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).

6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

6 Likewise, encourage the younger men to be sensible.

6 In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently [taking life seriously].

7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

7 Always set an example for others by doing good actions. Teach with integrity and dignity.

7 And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.

8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

8 Use wholesome speech that cannot be condemned. Then any opponent will be ashamed because he cannot say anything bad about us.

8 And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

9 Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

9 Slaves are to submit to their masters in everything, aiming to please them and not argue with them

9 [Tell] bond servants to be submissive to their masters, to be pleasing and give satisfaction in every way. [Warn them] not to talk back or contradict,

10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.

10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

10 or steal from them. Instead, they are to show complete and perfect loyalty, so that in every way they may make the teaching about God our Savior more attractive.

10 Nor to steal by taking things of small value, but to prove themselves truly loyal and entirely reliable and faithful throughout, so that in everything they may be an ornament and do credit to the teaching [which is] from and about God our Savior.

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.

11 For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.

12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

12 It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we might live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present age

12 It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,

13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

13 as we wait for the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.

13 Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),

14 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.

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

14 He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.

14 Who gave Himself on our behalf that He might redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people [to be peculiarly His own, people who are] eager and enthusiastic about [living a life that is good and filled with] beneficial deeds.

15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority Let no one disregard you.

15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

15 These are the things you should teach. Encourage and refute with full authority. Do not let anyone look down on you.

15 Tell [them all] these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you [conduct yourself and your teaching so as to command respect].



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