Titus 2

English Standard Version

1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound[1] doctrine. (1Ti 1:10) 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. (Tit 2:1) 3 Older 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) 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to 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) 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. (1Ti 5:1) 7 Show 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) 8 and 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) 9 Bondservants[2] are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, (Col 3:22; 1Pe 2:18) 10 not 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) 11 For 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) 12 training 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) 13 waiting 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) 14 who 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) 15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. (1Ti 4:12; 1Ti 5:20; Tit 1:13)