1 Tu autem loquere, quae decent sanam doctrinam.
2 Senes, ut sobrii sint, pudici, prudentes, sani fide, dilectione, patientia.
3 Anus similiter in habitu sanctae, non criminatrices, non vino multo deditae, bene docentes,
4 ut prudentiam doceant adulescentulas, ut viros suos ament, filios diligant,
5 prudentes sint, castae, domus curam habentes, benignae, subditae suis viris, ut non blasphemetur verbum Dei.
6 Iuvenes similiter hortare, ut sobrii sint.
7 In omnibus teipsum praebens exemplum bonorum operum, in doctrina integritatem, gravitatem,
8 in verbo sano irreprehensibilem, ut is, qui ex adverso est, vereatur, nihil habens malum dicere de nobis.
9 Servos dominis suis subditos esse in omnibus, placentes esse, non contradicentes,
10 non fraudantes, sed omnem fidem bonam ostendentes, ut doctrinam salutaris nostri Dei ornent in omnibus.
11 Apparuit enim gratia Dei salutaris omnibus hominibus
12 erudiens nos, ut abnegantes impietatem et saecularia desideria sobrie et iuste et pie vivamus in hoc saeculo,
13 exspectantes beatam spem et adventum gloriae magni Dei et salvatoris nostri Iesu Christi;
14 qui dedit semetipsum pro nobis, ut nos redimeret ab omni iniquitate et mundaret sibi populum peculiarem, sectatorem bonorum operum.
15 Haec loquere et exhortare et argue cum omni imperio. Nemo te contemnat!
King James Version
1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.