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1 But let your words be in agreement with true and right teaching: 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 That old men are to be simple in their tastes, serious, wise, true in faith, in love, and of a quiet mind. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
3 That old women are to be self-respecting in behaviour, not saying evil of others, not given to taking much wine, teachers of that which is good, 3 Likewise, 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.
4 Training the younger women to have love for their husbands and children, 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 To be wise in mind, clean in heart, kind; working in their houses, living under the authority of their husbands; so that no evil may be said of the word of God. 5 to 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.
6 To the young men give orders to be wise and serious-minded: 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 In all things see that you are an example of good works; holy in your teaching, serious in behaviour, 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 Saying true and right words, against which no protest may be made, so that he who is not on our side may be put to shame, unable to say any evil of us. 8 and 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.
9 Servants are to be under the authority of their masters, pleasing them in all things, without argument; 9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
10 Not taking what is not theirs, but giving clear signs of their good faith, in all things doing credit to the teaching of God our Saviour. 10 and 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.
11 For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men, 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 Training us so that, turning away from evil and the desires of this world, we may be living wisely and uprightly in the knowledge of God in this present life; 12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
13 Looking for the glad hope, the revelation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ; 13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
14 Who gave himself for us, so that he might make us free from all wrongdoing, and make for himself a people clean in heart and on fire with good works. 14 who 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.
15 On all these points give teaching and help, and make clear what is right with all authority. Let all men give you honour. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.