1 But as for you, teach what accords with p sound 1 doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, p sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 q Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, r not slanderers s 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, t pure, u working at home, kind, and v submissive to their own husbands, w that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge x the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be y a model of good works, and in your teaching z show integrity, a dignity, 8 and b sound speech that cannot be condemned, c so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9 d Slaves 2 are to be submissive to their own masters e in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, f but showing all good faith, g so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
11 For h the grace of God i has appeared, bringing salvation j for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and k worldly passions, and l to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in m the present age, 13 n waiting for our blessed o hope, the p appearing of the glory of our great q God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 r who gave himself for us to s redeem us from all lawlessness and t to purify for himself t a people for his own possession who are u zealous for good works.
15 Declare these things; exhort and v rebuke with all authority. w Let no one disregard you.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.