1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine, That the aged men be vigilant, 2 serious, prudent, sound in faith, love, patience: 3 That the aged women in like manner, be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things: 4 That they instruct the young women to be wise, to love their husbands, 5 to love their chidren, Discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 The young men likewise exhort to be discreet, In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works, 7 in doctrine, uncorruptness, seriousness, Sound speech that cannot be reproved; 8 that he who is on the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, to please them in all things, 10 not answering again, Not stealing, but shewing all good fidelity, that they may in all things adorn the gospel of God our Saviour.
11 For the saving grace of God hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us, that, having renounced ungodliness and all wordly desires, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present world, 13 Looking for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God, even our Saviour Jesus Christ. 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.