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Titus 2 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But you must tell everyone what to do to follow the true teaching. 1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
2 Teach older men to be self-controlled, serious, wise, strong in faith, in love, and in patience. 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 older women to be holy in their behavior, not speaking against others or enslaved to too much wine, but teaching 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 teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to be wise and pure, to be good workers at home, to be kind, and to yield to their husbands. Then no one will be able to criticize the teaching God gave us. 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 young men to be wise. 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 In every way be an example of doing good deeds. When you teach, do it with honesty and seriousness. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 Speak the truth so that you cannot be criticized. Then those who are against you will be ashamed because there is 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 Slaves should yield to their own masters at all times, trying to please them and not arguing 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 They should not steal from them but should show their masters they can be fully trusted so that in everything they do they will make the teaching of God our Savior attractive. 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 That is the way we should live, because God's grace that can save everyone has come. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
12 It teaches us not to live against God nor to do the evil things the world wants to do. Instead, that grace teaches us to live now in a wise and right way and in a way that shows we serve 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 We should live like that while we wait for our great hope and the coming 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 so he might pay the price to free us from all evil and to make us pure people who belong only to him -- people who are always wanting to do good deeds. 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 Say these things and encourage the people and tell them what is wrong in their lives, with all authority. Do not let anyone treat you as if you were unimportant. 15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.