That the aged men be sensible, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience.
Even so must their wives be serious, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober minded, and watch unto prayer.
You shall rise up before the gray headed, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not fulfilled his days: for the child shall die a hundred years old; but the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed.
And they came to Jesus, and saw him that was possessed with the demon, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
And as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time; when I have a convenient time, I will call for you.
And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be in our right mind, it is for your cause.
Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all respect;
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain;
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good, sensible, just, holy, temperate;
In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness;