2 You, however, keep on speaking what things are fitting for healthful+ teaching. 2 Let the aged men+ be moderate in habits, serious,+ sound in mind, healthy in faith,+ in love, in endurance.+ 3 Likewise let the aged women+ be reverent in behavior, not slanderous,+ neither enslaved to a lot of wine, teachers of what is good; 4 that they may recall the young women to their senses* to love their husbands,+ to love their children,+ 5 to be sound in mind, chaste,+ workers at home, good, subjecting+ themselves to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively.*+ 6 Likewise keep on exhorting the younger men to be sound in mind,+ 7 in all things showing yourself an example of fine works;+ showing uncorruptness+ in your teaching,+ seriousness, 8 wholesome speech which cannot be condemned;+ so that the man on the opposing side may get ashamed, having nothing vile to say about us.+ 9 Let slaves+ be in subjection to their owners in all things,+ and please them well, not talking back,+ 10 not committing theft,*+ but exhibiting good fidelity to the full,+ so that they may adorn the teaching of our Savior,+ God, in all things. 11 For the undeserved kindness+ of God which brings salvation+ to all sorts of men+ has been manifested,+ 12 instructing us to repudiate ungodliness+ and worldly desires+ and to live with soundness of mind and righteousness and godly devotion*+ amid this present system of things,*+ 13 while we wait for the happy hope+ and glorious+ manifestation of the great God and of [the] Savior of us, Christ Jesus,* 14 who gave himself+ for us that he might deliver+ us from every sort of lawlessness and cleanse+ for himself a people peculiarly his own,+ zealous for fine works.+ 15 Keep on speaking these things and exhorting and reproving with full authority to command.*+ Let no man ever despise+ you.
^ Lit., “they may be making mentally sound the young [women].”
^ Lit., “may not be blasphemed.” Gr., me . . . bla·sphe·meʹtai; Lat., non bla·sphe·meʹtur.
^ Or, “not embezzling.”
^ “Godly devotion,” אAVg; J7,8, “fear of Jehovah.”
^ Or, “order of things.” Gr., ai·oʹni; Lat., saeʹcu·lo; J17,22(Heb.), ba·ʽoh·lamʹ haz·zehʹ, “amid this order of things.”
^ For a discussion of this vs, see App 6E.
^ “Authority to command.” Lit., “enjoinder.”