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1 But you must teach what agrees with sound doctrine. 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 Instruct the older men to be sober, sensible, and self-controlled; to be sound in their faith, love, and endurance. 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 instruct the older women to behave as women should who live a holy life. They must not be slanderers or slaves to wine. 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 in order to 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 to be self-controlled and pure, and to be good housewives who submit themselves to their husbands, so that no one will speak evil of the message that comes from 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 urge the young men to be self-controlled. 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 In all things you yourself must be an example of good behavior. Be sincere and serious in your teaching. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 Use sound words that cannot be criticized, so that your enemies may be put to shame by not having 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 are to submit themselves to their masters and please them in all things. 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 or steal from them. Instead, they must show that they are always good and faithful, so as to bring credit to the teaching about God our Savior in all they do. 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 God has revealed his grace for the salvation of all people. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 That grace instructs us to give up ungodly living and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in 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 as we wait for the blessed Day we hope for, when the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ will appear. 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, to rescue us from all wickedness and to make us a pure people who belong to him alone and are eager to do 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 Teach these things and use your full authority as you encourage and rebuke your hearers. Let none of them 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.