Titus 2 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 What you teach must agree with true teaching. 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 Tell the older men that in anything they do, they must not go too far. They must be worthy of respect. They must control themselves. They must have true faith. They must love others. They must not give up. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
3 In the same way, teach the older women to lead a holy life. They must not tell lies about others. They must not let wine control them. Instead, they must teach what 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 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children. 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 The younger women must control themselves. They must be pure. They must take good care of their homes. They must be kind. They must follow the lead of their husbands. Then no one will be able to speak evil things against God's word. 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 In the same way, help the young men to control themselves. 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 Do what is good. Set an example for them in everything. When you teach, be honest and serious. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 No one can question the truth. So teach what is true. Then those who oppose you will be ashamed. That's because they will have nothing 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 Teach slaves to obey their masters in everything they do. Tell them to try to please their masters. They must not talk back to them. 9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
10 They must not steal from them. Instead, they must show that they can be trusted completely. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior appealing 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 God's saving grace has appeared to all people. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 It teaches us to say no to godless ways and sinful longings. We must control ourselves. We must do what is right. We must lead godly lives in today's 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 That's how we should live as we wait for the blessed hope God has given us. We are waiting for Jesus Christ to appear in all his glory. He is our great God and Savior. 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. By doing that, he set us free from all evil. He wanted to make us pure. He wanted us to be his very own people. He wanted us to long to do what is good. 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 Those are the things you should teach. Cheer people up and give them hope. Correct them with full authority. Don't let anyone look down on you. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.