Titus 2:8-15 NIV

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.1

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9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything,2 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 Savior3 attractive.4

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11 For the grace5 of God that brings salvation has appeared6 to all men.7

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12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions,8 and to live self-controlled,9 upright and godly lives10 in this present age,

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      13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing11 of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,12

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      14 who gave himself for us13 to redeem us from all wickedness14 and to purify15 for himself a people that are his very own,16 eager to do what is good.17

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      15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.