THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
IV. Bringing the Saints of Different Ages
into an Orderly Life
1 But you, speak the things which are fitting to the 1ahealthy teaching.
2 Exhort aolder men to be 1btemperate, 2cgrave, 3of a dsober mind, 4ehealthy in ffaith, in love, in gendurance;
3 aOlder women likewise to be in 1demeanor as bbefits those who engage in 2sacred things, 3not cslanderers, nor 4denslaved by much wine, 5teachers of what is egood,
4 That they may 1train the young women 2to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be of a asober mind, bpure, workers at chome, 1good, dsubject to their own husbands, that the 2eword of God would not be 3blasphemed.
6 The ayounger men likewise exhort to be of a bsober mind,
7 Concerning all things 1presenting yourself as a apattern of good works: in your teaching showing incorruption, 2bgravity,
8 aHealthy speech that cannot be 1condemned, that 2he who bopposes may be put to cshame, having 3nothing evil to say about us.
V. Charging the Slaves to Behave Well
in the Social System of Slavery
9 Exhort 1aslaves to be subject to their own masters in all things, to be well pleasing, not contradicting,
10 Not pilfering, but showing all good 1faithfulness that they may 2adorn the teaching of our 3aSavior God in all things.
11 1For the 2agrace of God, 3bringing salvation to ball men, has 4cappeared,
12 Training us that, denying 1aungodliness and 2bworldly lusts, we should live 3csoberly and 4drighteously and egodly in the fpresent age,
13 1aAwaiting the 2blessed hope, even the bappearing of the 3cglory of our 4great dGod and Savior, Jesus Christ,
14 Who agave Himself 1for us that He might 2bredeem us cfrom all lawlessness and dpurify to Himself a 3particular epeople as His unique possession, fzealous of good works.
15 1These things speak, and aexhort and 2bconvict with all 3cauthority. 4Let no one ddespise you.