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Titus 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 Tell believers to live the kind of life that goes along with accurate teachings. 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 Tell older men to be sober. Tell them to be men of good character, to use good judgment, and to be well-grounded in 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 Tell older women to live their lives in a way that shows they are dedicated to God. Tell them not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of virtue. 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 this way they will teach young women to show love to their husbands and children, 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to use good judgment, and to be morally pure. Also, tell them to teach young women to be homemakers, to be kind, and to place themselves under their husbands' authority. Then no one can speak evil of 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 Encourage young men to use good judgment. 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 Always set an example by doing good things. When you teach, be an example of moral purity and dignity. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 Speak an accurate message that cannot be condemned. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed because they cannot say anything bad 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 who are believers to place themselves under their masters' authority in everything they do. Tell them to please their masters, not to argue with 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, tell slaves to show their masters how good and completely loyal they can be. Then they will show the beauty of the teachings about God our Savior in everything 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 After all, God's saving kindness has appeared for the benefit of all people. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 It trains us to avoid ungodly lives filled with worldly desires so that we can live self-controlled, moral, and godly lives in this present 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 can expect what we hope for--the appearance of the glory 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 to set us free from every sin and to cleanse us so that we can be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good things. 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 Tell these things to the believers. Encourage and correct them, using your full authority. Don't let anyone ignore you. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.