Directions given to Titus both for his doctrine and life. The duty of servants. The gospel teacheth all men to renounce wickedness, and to lead sober, righteous, and godly, lives.
1 But 1speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 1That the aged men be asober, 2grave, temperate, sound in 3faith, in charity, in patience.
3 1The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh aholiness, not bfalse accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be asober, 1to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 to be discreet, chaste, 1keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that 2the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be 1asober minded.
7 1In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 1Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 exhort 1servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not aanswering again;
10 1Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may 2adorn the doctrine of 3God our Saviour in all things.
11 For 1the grace of God athat bringeth salvation hath 2appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, 1denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 1Looking for that blessed 2hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 1Who gave himself for us, 2that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 1These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.