How he is to instruct both old and young. The duty of servants.
The Christian's rule of life.
1 But speak thou the things that become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, chaste, prudent, sound in faith, in love,
3 The aged women, in like manner, in holy attire, not false accusers, not
given to much wine, teaching well:
4 That they may teach the young women prudence, to love their husbands,
to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, sober, having a care of the house, gentle, obedient
to their husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men in like manner exhort to be sober.
7 In all things shew thyself an example of good works, in doctrine, in
integrity, in gravity,
8 A sound speech, unblameable: that he, who is on the contrary part, may
be afraid, having no evil to say of us.
9 *Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, in all things pleasing,
10 Not defrauding, but in all things shewing good fidelity: that they may
adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things.
11 *For the grace of God, our Savior, hath appeared to all men,
12 Instructing us, that denying impiety, and worldly desires, we should
live soberly, and justly, and piously in this world,
13 Waiting for the blessed hope, and coming of the glory of the great God,
and our Savior Jesus Christ:
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify for himself a people acceptable, pursuing good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no
man despise thee.
9: Ephesians vi. 5.; Colossians iii. 22.; 1 Peter ii. 18.
11: Titus iii. 4.