Titus 2:1-14 NIV

Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel

1 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.

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2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

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      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.

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      4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,

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      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.

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          6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.

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              7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness

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                  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.

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                  9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

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                  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.

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                  11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

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                  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,

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                      13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

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                      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.

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