But you, explain what kind of behavior goes along with sound teaching.
Tell the older men to be serious, sensible, self-controlled and sound in their trust, love and perseverance.
Likewise, tell the older women to behave the way people leading a holy life should. They shouldn't be slanderers or slaves to excessive drinking. They should teach what is good,
thus training the younger women to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled and pure, to take good care of their homes and submit to their husbands. In this way, God's message will not be brought into disgrace.
Similarly, urge the young men to be self-controlled,
and in everything set them an example yourself by doing what is good. When you are teaching, have integrity and be serious;
let everything you say be so wholesome that an opponent will be put to shame because he will have nothing bad to say about us.
Tell slaves to submit to their masters in everything, to give satisfaction without talking back
or pilfering. On the contrary, they should demonstrate complete faithfulness always, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Deliverer more attractive.