Don't let anyone look down on you1 because you are young, but set an example2 for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith3 and in purity.
Until I come,4 devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture,5 to preaching and to teaching.
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message6 when the body of elders7 laid their hands on you.815
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save9 both yourself and your hearers.