Saints should live righteously, deny ungodliness, and seek the Lord.
1 But thou the things which become sound :
2 That the men be , grave, , sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not , not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young to be sober, to their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, , at , good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, , ,
8 speech, that cannot be ; that he that is may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not ;
10 Not , but shewing all good fidelity; that they may the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the of God bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying and , we should live , , and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave for us, that he might us from all iniquity, and unto himself a , of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and with all . Let no man thee.