3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderersu or addicted to much wine,v but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger womenw to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlledx and pure, to be busy at home,y to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands,z so that no one will malign the word of God.a
6 Similarly, encourage the young menb to be self-controlled.c 7 In everything set them an exampled by doing what is good.e In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.f
9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything,g to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Saviorh attractive.i
11 For the gracej of God has appearedk that offers salvation to all people.l 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions,m and to live self-controlled,n upright and godly liveso in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearingp of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,q 14 who gave himself for usr to redeem us from all wickednesss and to purifyt for himself a people that are his very own,u eager to do what is good.v
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