1But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:2That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.7In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,8Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
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Teach Sound Doctrine
1But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. (1Ti 1:10)2Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. (Tit 2:1)3Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, (1Ti 2:9; 1Ti 3:8; 1Ti 3:11; 1Ti 5:23)4and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,5to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. (Ge 3:16; 1Ti 5:14; 1Ti 6:1; 1Pe 3:2)6Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. (1Ti 5:1)7Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, (2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:2; 1Ti 4:12; 1Pe 5:3)8and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. (Ne 5:9; 1Ti 5:14; 1Ti 6:3; 1Pe 2:12; 1Pe 3:16)9Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, (Col 3:22; 1Pe 2:18)10not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. (Mt 5:16; Php 2:15; 1Ti 3:11)11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, (Ps 67:2; Ac 11:23; 1Ti 2:4; Tit 3:4; Tit 3:7)12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, (Ac 24:25; 1Ti 6:17; 2Ti 3:12; 2Ti 4:10; 1Pe 4:2; 1Jo 2:16)13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (1Co 1:7; 2Th 2:8; Tit 1:2; 2Pe 1:1; 2Pe 3:12)14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. (Ex 19:5; Ps 130:8; Eze 37:23; Mt 20:28; Eph 2:10; Tit 3:8; 1Pe 1:18)15Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. (1Ti 4:12; 1Ti 5:20; Tit 1:13)