1 As for you, teach nothing 2 but what is agreeable to sound doctrine: advise the aged to be prudent, grave, temperate, sound in faith, 3 in charity, in patience: the aged women likewise, to behave with sanctity of manners, not false accusers, not given to tipling, 4 but to lectures on virtue, that they may teach the young women prudence, to love their husbands, 5 to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, good oeconimists, beneficent, submissive to their husbands,
6 that the word of God may not be blasphemed. the young men likewise exhort to be modest. 7 In all things show yourself a pattern of virtue: in teaching shewing uncorruptness, 8 gravity; let your doctrine be sound and inoffensive, that your opponents may be ashamed, and have nothing that is ill to say of us.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, to be 10 entirely obsequious without grumbling. not to pilfer, but to show the strictest fidelity; that they may do honour to the doctrine of God our saviour in all things.
11 For the divine savour has display'd its salutary effects to all mankind: 12 teaching us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and to practise temperance, justice and piety in this present world; 13 in expectation of that desirable happiness, the glorious appearance of the supreme God, and of our saviour Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us, to redeem us from all iniquity, and qualify us to be his peculiar people, passionately affected to virtue.
15 these things remonstrate: recommend and enforce with all your authority: guard yourself against all contempt.