Duties of the Older and Younger

But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for (A)sound doctrine. (B)Older men are to be (C)temperate, dignified, sensible, (D)sound (E)in faith, in love, in [a]perseverance.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, (F)not malicious gossips nor (G)enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may [b]encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, (H)workers at home, kind, being (I)subject to their own husbands, (J)so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

Likewise urge (K)the young men to be [c]sensible; in all things show yourself to be (L)an example of good deeds, with [d]purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so (M)that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Urge (N)bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not [e]argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of (O)God our Savior in every respect.

11 For the grace of God has (P)appeared, [f](Q)bringing salvation to all men, 12 [g]instructing us to deny ungodliness and (R)worldly desires and (S)to live sensibly, righteously and godly (T)in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the (U)appearing of the glory of [h](V)our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, 14 who (W)gave Himself for us (X)to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to (Y)purify for Himself a (Z)people for His own possession, (AA)zealous for good deeds.

15 These things speak and (AB)exhort and (AC)reprove with all [i]authority. (AD)Let no one disregard you.

Footnotes

  1. Titus 2:2 Or steadfastness
  2. Titus 2:4 Or train
  3. Titus 2:6 Or sensible in all things; show
  4. Titus 2:7 Or soundness; lit uncorruptness
  5. Titus 2:9 Lit contradicting
  6. Titus 2:11 Or to all men, bringing
  7. Titus 2:12 Or disciplining
  8. Titus 2:13 Or the great God and our Savior
  9. Titus 2:15 Lit command

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