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Instructions for the Older and Younger

But as for you, speak the things which are proper for (A)sound doctrine. (B)Older men are to be (C)temperate, dignified, sensible, (D)sound (E)in faith, in love, in [a]perseverance.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, (F)not malicious gossips nor (G)enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may instruct the young women in sensibility: to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, (H)workers at home, kind, being (I)subject to their own husbands, (J)so that the word of God will not be slandered.

Likewise urge (K)the younger men to be [b]sensible; in all things show yourself to be (L)a model of good works, with [c]purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in word which is irreproachable, so (M)that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Urge (N)slaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be pleasing, not contradicting, 10 not pilfering, but demonstrating all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of (O)God our Savior in everything.

11 For the grace of God has (P)appeared, [d](Q)bringing salvation to all men, 12 [e]instructing us that, denying ungodliness and (R)worldly desires, we should (S)live sensibly, righteously, and godly (T)in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the (U)appearing of the glory of [f](V)our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who (W)gave Himself for us (X)that He might redeem us from all lawlessness, and (Y)purify for Himself a (Z)people for His own possession, (AA)zealous for good works.

15 These things speak and (AB)exhort and (AC)reprove with all [g]authority. (AD)Let no one disregard you.


  1. Titus 2:2 Or steadfastness
  2. Titus 2:6 Or sensible in all things; show
  3. Titus 2:7 Or soundness; lit incorruptness
  4. Titus 2:11 Or to all men, bringing
  5. Titus 2:12 Or disciplining
  6. Titus 2:13 Or the great God and our Savior
  7. Titus 2:15 Lit command