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Titus

But you must speak what is consistent with health-giving teaching: Older men are to be self-controlled, serious, sensible, and sound in faith, love and endurance. Similarly, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not excessive drinkers, but teaching what is good. That way they may train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, workers at home, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the Gospel-word of God may not be spoken against. Similarly, urge younger men to be self-controlled. In everything set an example of good works yourself, showing in your teaching doctrinal integrity and dignity. Your message should be sound beyond criticism, so that opponents may be ashamed because they have nothing evil to say about us. Servants are to be in submission to their masters in everything and to aim to please them, not talking back, not stealing, but demonstrating complete good faith, so that they may make the teaching of God our Savior attractive in every way. For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, training us to reject godlessness and worldly desires and to live in a self-controlled, upright and godly way in the present age, while we wait expectantly for the blessed hope — the appearing of the glory of our great God and of our Savior, Jesus the Messiah. He gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own, who are eager to do what is good. Teach these things; exhort and correct with full authority. Do not let anyone look down on you.

Titus