You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.12
Teach the older men2 to be temperate,3 worthy of respect, self-controlled,4 and sound in faith,5 in love and in endurance.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers6 or addicted to much wine,7 but to teach what is good.
Then they can train the younger women8 to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled9 and pure, to be busy at home,10 to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands,11 so that no one will malign the word of God.126
Similarly, encourage the young men13 to be self-controlled.147
In everything set them an example15 by doing what is good.16 In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
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.179
Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything,18 to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
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 Savior19 attractive.20