2 1But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine: 2that aged men be temperate, grave, sober–minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience: 3that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5to be sober–minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed: 6the younger men likewise exhort to be sober–minded: 7in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, 8sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us. 9Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well–pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying; 10not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world; 13looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works. 15These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
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