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1But speak thou the things which are expedient unto sound doctrine,2that the aged men be temperate, venerable, prudent, sound in faith, in charity, in tolerance.3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of honesty;4that they may teach the young women to be prudent, to love their husbands, to love their children,5to be temperate, chaste, good housekeepers, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed.6Young men likewise exhort to be temperate;7in all things showing thyself as an example of good works, in doctrine showing integrity, seriousness, purity,8sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.9Exhort slaves to be subject to their own masters and to please them well in all things; not contradicting;10not defrauding, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,12teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world;13waiting for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,14who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a people of his own, zealous of good works.
15These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise thee.