Sound Instruction and Consistent Behavior

1 But you, speak [the things] which are fitting for sound instruction.
2 Older men are to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, [and] in endurance.
3 Older women likewise [are to be] reverent in [their] behavior, not slanderous, not enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,
4 in order that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands [and to] love their children,
5 [to be] self-controlled, pure, busy at home, good, being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be slandered.
6 Likewise, exhort the young men to be self-controlled,
7 concerning everything showing yourself [to be] an example of good deeds, in your teaching [demonstrating] soundness, dignity,
8 [a] sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.
9 Slaves must be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not to talk back,
10 not stealing, but demonstrating all good faith, in order that they may do credit to the teaching of God our Savior in everything.