1 But speak you those things which become healthy teaching. 2 That the elderly men be sober, grave, prudent, sound in faith, in divine love, in patience: 3 likewise that the elderly women be reverent in demeanor, not tattlers, not given to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4 in order that they instruct the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be prudent, chaste, domestic, good, submissive to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
6 Likewise exhort the young men to be prudent: 7 concerning all things exhibiting yourself an example of good works; in teaching; purity, gravity, 8 the sound word, irrefutable, in order that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning us.
9 That servants submit to their own masters, that they be obedient in all things; not speaking back; 10 not purloining, but exhibiting all good faith, that they may adorn the teaching of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God, that brings salvation to all men, has appeared, 12 teaching us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we must live prudently and righteously and holily in this present age; 13 looking for the blessed hope even the appearing of the glory of our great God and our Saviour Christ Jesus; 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 Speak these things and exhort and convict with all authority; let no one despise thee.