2 He setteth out the duties of sundry persons and states, 6 and willeth him to instruct the Church in manners. 11 He draweth an argument from the end of our redemption, 12 which is, that we live godly and uprightly.

But [a]speak thou the things which become wholesome doctrine,

[b]That the elder men be watchful, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in love, and in patience:

The elder women likewise, that they be in such behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not subject to much wine, but teachers of honest things.

That they may instruct the young women to be sober minded, that they love their husbands, that they love their children,

That they be temperate, chaste, [c]keeping at home, good and (A)subject unto their husbands, that the word of God be not evil spoken of.

Exhort young men likewise, that they be sober minded.

[d]In all things show thyself an example of good works with uncorrupt doctrine, with [e]gravity, integrity,

And with the wholesome word, which cannot be condemned, that he which withstandeth, may be ashamed, having nothing concerning you to speak evil of.

(B)[f]Let servants be subject to their masters, and please them in all [g]things, not answering again,

10 Neither pickers, but that they show all good faithfulness, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

11 (C)[h]For that grace of God, that bringeth salvation unto all men, hath appeared,

12 And teacheth us, that we should deny ungodliness and [i]worldly lusts, and that we should live soberly and righteously, and godly in this present world,

13 [j]Looking for that blessed hope, and appearing of that glory of that mighty God, and of our Savior Jesus Christ.

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purge us to be a [k]peculiar people unto himself, zealous of good works.

15 These things speak, and exhort, and convince with all [l]authority. See that no man despise thee.

Footnotes

  1. Titus 2:1 The fifth admonition: The doctrine must not only be generally pure, but also be applied to all ages and orders of men, according to the diversity of circumstances.
  2. Titus 2:2 What are the chiefest virtues for old and young, both men and women: and how they ought to be stirred up unto them continually.
  3. Titus 2:5 No gadders up and down.
  4. Titus 2:7 The sixth admonition: That both the Pastor’s life and doctrine must be sound.
  5. Titus 2:7 Not such a gravity as may drive men from coming to the minister, but such as may cause them to come in most reverent and honest sort.
  6. Titus 2:9 The seventh admonition, of servants’ duty toward their masters.
  7. Titus 2:9 Which may be done without offense to God.
  8. Titus 2:11 The eighth admonition belonging to all the godly, that seeing God calleth all men to the Gospel, and Christ hath so justified us, that he hath also sanctified us, we must all of us give ourselves to true godliness and righteousness, setting before us a sure hope of that immeasurable glory: which thing must in such sort be beaten into their heads, that the gainsayers also must be reproved, by the authority of the mighty God.
  9. Titus 2:12 Lusts of the flesh, which belong to the present state of this life and world.
  10. Titus 2:13 Christ is here most plainly called that mighty God, and his appearance and coming is called by the figure Metonymy, our hope.
  11. Titus 2:14 As it were a thing peculiarly laid up for himself.
  12. Titus 2:15 With all authority possible.

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