But you should talk in a way that is consistent with sound teaching.
Tell the older men to be sober, dignified, sensible, and healthy in respect to their faith, love, and patience.
Likewise, tell the older women to be reverent in their behavior, teaching what is good, rather than being gossips or addicted to heavy drinking.
That way they can mentor young women to love their husbands and children,
and to be sensible, morally pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, so that God's word won't be ridiculed.
Likewise, encourage the younger men to be sensible
in every way. Offer yourself as a role model of good actions. Show integrity, seriousness,
and a sound message that is above criticism when you teach, so that any opponent will be ashamed because they won't find anything bad to say about us.
Tell slaves to submit to their own masters and please them in everything they do. They shouldn't talk back
or steal. Instead, they should show that they are completely reliable in everything so that they might make the teaching about God our savior attractive in every way.