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1 But as for you, promote the kind of living that reflects right teaching. 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have strong faith and be filled with 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 Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that is appropriate for someone serving the Lord. They must not go around speaking evil of others and must not be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others 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 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on 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 In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely in all they do. 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 Let your teaching be so correct that it can't be criticized. Then those who want to argue will be ashamed because they won't have 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 Slaves must obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not 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, but they must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will 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 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with self-control, right conduct, and devotion to God, 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 while we look forward to that wonderful event when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. 13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
14 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing what is right. 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 You must teach these things and encourage your people to do them, correcting them when necessary. You have the authority to do this, so don't let anyone ignore you or disregard what you say. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.