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Titus 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But you should talk in a way that is consistent with sound teaching. 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 Tell the older men to be sober, dignified, sensible, and healthy in respect to their faith, love, and patience. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
3 Likewise, tell the older women to be reverent in their behavior, teaching what is good, rather than being gossips or addicted to heavy drinking. 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 That way they can mentor young women to love their husbands and children, 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 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. 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 Likewise, encourage the younger men to be sensible 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 in every way. Offer yourself as a role model of good actions. Show integrity, seriousness, 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 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. 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 Tell slaves to submit to their own masters and please them in everything they do. They shouldn't talk back 9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
10 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. 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 The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 It educates us so that we can live sensible, ethical, and godly lives right now by rejecting ungodly lives and the desires of this world. 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 At the same time we wait for the blessed hope and the glorious appearance of our great God and savior Jesus Christ. 13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
14 He gave himself for us in order to rescue us from every kind of lawless behavior, and cleanse a special people for himself who are eager to do good actions. 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 Talk about these things. Encourage and correct with complete authority. Don't let anyone disrespect you. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.