Proclaim Sound Doctrine
2 But as for you, proclaim the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be [a]temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, in [b]perseverance.
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may [c]encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
6 Likewise urge the young men to be [d]sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with [e]purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
9 Urge [f]slaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be pleasing, not [g]argumentative, 10 not stealing, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, [h]bringing salvation to all people, 12 [i]instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of [j]our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, 14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, eager for good deeds.
15 These things speak and [k]exhort, and rebuke with all authority. No one is to disregard you.
- Titus 2:2 Or level-headed
- Titus 2:2 Or steadfastness
- Titus 2:4 Or train
- Titus 2:6 Or sensible in all things; show
- Titus 2:7 Or soundness; lit uncorruptness
- Titus 2:9 I.e., slaves in first-century Roman culture
- Titus 2:9 Lit contradicting
- Titus 2:11 Or to all mankind, bringing
- Titus 2:12 Or disciplining
- Titus 2:13 Or the great God and our Savior
- Titus 2:15 Or encourage