1 But say the things which fit sound doctrine,
2 that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:
3 and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed.
6 Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober-minded;
7 in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in your teaching showing integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility,
8 and soundness of speech that can't be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.