1What you teach must agree with true teaching.2Tell the older men that in anything they do, they must not go too far. They must be worthy of respect. They must control themselves. They must have true faith. They must love others. They must not give up.3In the same way, teach the older women to lead a holy life. They must not tell lies about others. They must not let wine control them. Instead, they must teach what is good.4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children.5The younger women must control themselves. They must be pure. They must take good care of their homes. They must be kind. They must follow the lead of their husbands. Then no one will be able to speak evil things against God's word.6In the same way, help the young men to control themselves.7Do what is good. Set an example for them in everything. When you teach, be honest and serious.8No one can question the truth. So teach what is true. Then those who oppose you will be ashamed. That's because they will have nothing bad to say about us.9Teach slaves to obey their masters in everything they do. Tell them to try to please their masters. They must not talk back to them.10They must not steal from them. Instead, they must show that they can be trusted completely. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior appealing in every way.11God's saving grace has appeared to all people.12It teaches us to say no to godless ways and sinful longings. We must control ourselves. We must do what is right. We must lead godly lives in today's world.13That's how we should live as we wait for the blessed hope God has given us. We are waiting for Jesus Christ to appear in all his glory. He is our great God and Savior.14He gave himself for us. By doing that, he set us free from all evil. He wanted to make us pure. He wanted us to be his very own people. He wanted us to long to do what is good.15Those are the things you should teach. Cheer people up and give them hope. Correct them with full authority. Don't let anyone look down on you.
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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)