But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
or holy women. false accusers. or, makebates.
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
to love their husbands
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
3:4,5 Psalms 84:11 Zechariah 4:7 12:10 John 1:14,16,17 Acts 11:23 13:43 Acts 20:24 Romans 4:4,5 5:2,15,20,21 11:5,6 2 Corinthians 6:1 Galatians 2:21 Ephesians 1:6,7 2:5,8 2 Thessalonians 2:16 1 Timothy 1:14 Hebrews 2:9 12:15 1 Peter 1:10-12 1 Peter 5:5-12
or, bringeth salvation to all men, hath appeared. hath.
Psalms 96:1-3,10 98:1-3 117:1,2 Isaiah 2:2,3 45:22 49:6 52:10 60:1-3 Matthew 28:19 Mark 16:15 Luke 3:6 24:47 Acts 13:47 John 1:9 Romans 10:18 Romans 15:9-19 Ephesians 3:6-8 Colossians 1:6,23 1 Timothy 2:4 2 Timothy 4:17
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Isaiah 55:6,7 Ezekiel 18:30,31 33:14,15 Matthew 3:8-10 16:24 Luke 1:75 Romans 6:4-6,12,19 8:13 13:12,13 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 2 Corinthians 7:1 Galatians 5:24 Ephesians 1:4 4:22-25 Colossians 1:22 3:5-9 1 Thessalonians 4:7 James 4:8-10 1 Peter 2:11,12 4:2-5 2 Peter 1:4 2:20-22 1 John 2:15-17 Jude 1:18
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.