Teach Sound Doctrine
1But as for you, teach what accords with #See 1 Tim. 1:10sound#2:1 Or healthy; also verses 2, 8 doctrine. 2Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, #[See ver. 1 above]sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3#[1 Tim. 2:9] Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, #1 Tim. 3:11 not slanderers #[1 Tim. 3:8; 5:23]or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled, #1 Pet. 3:2 pure, #[1 Tim. 5:14] working at home, kind, and #See Gen. 3:16 submissive to their own husbands, #See 1 Tim. 6:1that the word of God may not be reviled. 6Likewise, urge #1 Tim. 5:1the younger men to be self-controlled. 7Show yourself in all respects to be #1 Tim. 4:12; 1 Pet. 5:3 a model of good works, and in your teaching #[2 Cor. 11:3] show integrity, #1 Tim. 2:2dignity, 8and #[1 Tim. 6:3] sound speech that cannot be condemned, #Neh. 5:9; 1 Tim. 5:14; 1 Pet. 2:12; 3:16so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9#See 1 Pet. 2:18 Bondservants#2:9 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface are to be submissive to their own masters #[Col. 3:22]in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10not pilfering, #[1 Tim. 3:11] but showing all good faith, #Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:15so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
11For #ch. 3:7; See Acts 11:23 the grace of God #ch. 3:4 has appeared, bringing salvation #[Ps. 67:2]; See 1 Tim. 2:4for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and #1 Pet. 4:2; 1 John 2:16 worldly passions, and #2 Tim. 3:12; [Acts 24:25] to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in #1 Tim. 6:17; 2 Tim. 4:10the present age, 13#See 1 Cor. 1:7; 2 Pet. 3:12 waiting for our blessed #See ch. 1:2 hope, the #See 2 Thess. 2:8 appearing of the glory of our great #2 Pet. 1:1God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14#See Matt. 20:28 who gave himself for us to #Ps. 130:8; See 1 Pet. 1:18 redeem us from all lawlessness and #Ezek. 37:23; See Ex. 19:5 to purify for himself #Ezek. 37:23; See Ex. 19:5 a people for his own possession who are #ch. 3:8; Eph. 2:10zealous for good works.
15Declare these things; exhort and #ch. 1:13; 1 Tim. 5:20 rebuke with all authority. #See 1 Tim. 4:12Let no one disregard you.