1 But do thou speak the things which become sound doctrine: 2 that aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in love, in patience: 3 the aged women likewise in behaviour as becometh saints, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4 that they may instruct the young women to be temperate, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be prudent, 5 chaste, keepers at home, good, submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
6 Exhort the young men in like manner to be temperate: 7 in all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works, with uncorruptness in teaching, gravity, sound doctrine that cannot be condemned; 8 that he who opposeth it may be ashamed, having no evil to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to submit to their masters, to be obsequious in all things, 10 not answering frowardly, not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God, that bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men; 12 teaching us that denying ungodliness, and worldly desires, we should live soberly, and righteously, and piously in this present world; 13 looking for the blessed hope, and glorious appearance of the great God, and 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.
15 These things speak, and exhort; and reprove offenders with all authority: that none may despise thee.