2 But do thou speak the things which become the healthful instruction:—
2 That aged men be sober, grave, sober-minded, healthy in their faith, love, endurance;
3 Aged women in the same way in deportment as becometh sacred persons, not given to intrigue nor yet to much wine enslaved, teachers of virtue,—
4 That they may constrain the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children,
5 soberminded, chaste, workers at home, good, Submitting themselves to their own husbands,—That the word of God be not defamed;
6 The younger men in the same way exhort thou to be sober-minded:
7 In all things shewing thyself an ensample of noble works,—In thine instruction uncorruptness, gravity,
8 healthful discourse that cannot be condemned, In order that he that is of the contrary part may relent Having nothing to say concerning us that is disparaging:
9 Servants unto their own masters to be submitting themselves in all things, to be well-pleasing, not gainsaying,
10 not taking anything away, shewing all good faith,—That the instruction which is of our Saviour God they may adorn in all things.
11 For the favour of God bringing salvation for all men hath shone forth,
12 Putting us under discipline—In order that—Denying ourselves of ungodliness and worldly covetings In a soberminded and righteous and godly manner we should live in the present age,
13 Prepared to welcome the happy hope and forthshining of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Christ Jesus,—
14 Who gave himself up in our behalf, That he might redeem us from all manner of lawlessness And purify for himself a people as his own treasure—Zealous of noble works.
15 As to these things be speaking and exhorting and reproving with all manner of precept: Let no one disregard thee!