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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Titus 2:1-15

2  You, however, keep on speaking what things are fitting for healthful+ teaching.  Let the aged men+ be moderate in habits, serious,+ sound in mind, healthy in faith,+ in love, in endurance.+  Likewise let the aged women+ be reverent in behavior, not slanderous,+ neither enslaved to a lot of wine, teachers of what is good;  that they may recall the young women to their senses* to love their husbands,+ to love their children,+  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.*+  Likewise keep on exhorting the younger men to be sound in mind,+  in all things showing yourself an example of fine works;+ showing uncorruptness+ in your teaching,+ seriousness,  wholesome speech which cannot be condemned;+ so that the man on the opposing side may get ashamed, having nothing vile to say about us.+  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.

Footnotes

Lit., “they may be making mentally sound the young [women].”
Lit., “may not be blasphemed.” Gr., me . . . bla·sphe·me′tai; Lat., non bla·sphe·me′tur.
Or, “not embezzling.”
“Godly devotion,” אAVg; J7,8, “fear of Jehovah.”
Or, “order of things.” Gr., ai·o′ni; Lat., sae′cu·lo; J17,22(Heb.), ba·ʽoh·lam′ haz·zeh′, “amid this order of things.”
For a discussion of this vs, see App 6E.
“Authority to command.” Lit., “enjoinder.”