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Version: King James Edition - English
- 1They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
- 2But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
- 3That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
- 4The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
- 5That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
- 6To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
- 7Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
- 8In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
- 9Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
- 10Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
- 11Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
- 12For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
- 13Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
- 14Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
- 15Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.