1You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.2Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.4Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.6Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.7In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness8and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.9Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,10and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.11For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,13while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.15These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise 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)