Saints should live righteously, deny ungodliness, and seek the Lord.
1 But aspeak thou the things which become sound bdoctrine:
2 That the aaged men be bsober, grave, ctemperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not afalse baccusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young awomen to be sober, to blove their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, achaste, bkeepers at chome, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, agravity, bsincerity,
8 aSound speech, that cannot be bcondemned; that he that is cof the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort aservants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not banswering again;
10 Not apurloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may badorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the agrace of God bthat bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying aungodliness and bworldly clusts, we should live dsoberly, erighteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the aglorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave ahimself for us, that he might bredeem us from all iniquity, and cpurify unto himself a dpeculiar people, ezealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and arebuke with all bauthority. Let no man cdespise thee.