Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to be refractory,
nor to pilfer, but to show entire and true fidelity, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men,
training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world,
awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
Declare these things; exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)