1 Speak things which become sound teaching. 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, of sound mind, sound in faith, in love, in patience; 3 that the aged women, in like manner, be of behavior becoming holiness, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is good, 4 that they may instruct the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children, 5 sober, pure, fond of home, kind, subject to their husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
6 In like manner exhort the younger to be of a sound mind, 7 presenting yourself as an example of good works in all things, in teaching [exhibiting] integrity, gravity, 8 sound argument not to be condemned, that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of us.
9 Let servants be subject to their masters, please them in all things, not contradicting, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of our Saviour God in all things.
11 For the grace of God that pertains to salvation appeared to all men, 12 teaching us, that denying impiety and worldly desires we should live soberly, and righteously, and piously in the present life, 13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and of our Saviour Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all wickedness, and purify for himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and reprove with all authority; let no man despise you.