Teach Sound Doctrine1 But as for you, teach what accords with a sound ▼
▼ Or healthy; also verses 2, 8doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled c sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 d Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior e not slanderers f or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, g pure, h working at home, kind, and i submissive to their own husbands, j that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge k the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be l a model of good works, and in your teaching m show integrity n dignity, 8 and o sound speech that cannot be condemned, p so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9 q Bondservants ▼
▼ Or Slaves (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)are to be submissive to their own masters s in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering t but showing all good faith u so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. 11 For v the grace of God w has appeared, bringing salvation x for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and y worldly passions, and z to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in aa the present age, 13 ab waiting for our blessed ac hope, the ad appearing of the glory of our great ae God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 af who gave himself for us to ag redeem us from all lawlessness and ah to purify for himself ai a people for his own possession who are aj zealous for good works. 15 Declare these things; exhort and ak rebuke with all authority. al Let no one disregard you.
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