1 But speak the things which become the healthful teaching; 2 that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience; 3 that aged women, in like manner, be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4 that they may train the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children, 5 to be sober, pure, workers at home, good, submitting themselves to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 The younger men, in like manner, exhort to be sober-minded; 7 in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in teaching, showing incorruptness, gravity, 8 sound speech not to be condemned; that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say concerning us.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting, 10 not keeping back anything, but showing forth all good faith; that they may adorn the teaching of our Savior God in all things.
11 For the salvation-imparting grace of God appeared to all men, 12 teaching us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly, and righteously, and godly in the present age; 13 looking for the blissful hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; 14 who gave Himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a special people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one despise you.