2 But you be speaking the things which are fitting[a]for healthy teaching— 2 that old-men[b] be sober[c], honorable[d], sound-minded, being healthy in faith, in love, in endurance; 3 that old-women similarly be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, not having been enslaved to much wine, teachers-of-good[e], 4 in order that they may train the young women to be husband-lovers[f], children-lovers, 5 sound-minded, pure, working-at-home[g], good, while being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be blasphemed. 6 Be exhorting the younger men similarly to be sound-minded 7 with-respect-to all things[h], while showing[i] yourself as a pattern of good works— in your teaching showing uncorruptness[j], dignity, 8 healthy uncondemnable[k] speech— in order that the one from the contrary side may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us. 9 Be exhorting slaves to be subject to their own masters in all things[l], to be pleasing, not contradicting, 10 not pilfering, but demonstrating all good faith[m], in order that they may adorn the teaching of our Savior God in all things.
For Salvation Trains Us To Live Righteously And Godly As Zealots For Good Works
11 For the grace of God appeared[n]bringing-salvation for all people, 12 training us that having denied ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live sound-mindedly[o] and righteously and godly in the present age, 13 while waiting-for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 Who gave Himself for us in order that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and cleanse for Himself a special[p] people— zealots[q]for good works.
Speak With Authority; Let No One Disregard You
15 Be speaking these things, and be exhorting, and be rebuking with all authority. Let no one be disregarding you.
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