But speak thou the things which befit the [a]sound [b]doctrine: that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, [c]sound in faith, in love, in [d]patience: that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed: the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded: in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us. Exhort [e]servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying; 10 not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11 For the grace of God [f]hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present [g]world; 13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory [h]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 people for his own possession, zealous of good works.

15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all [i]authority. Let no man despise thee.


  1. Titus 2:1 Greek healthful.
  2. Titus 2:1 Or, teaching
  3. Titus 2:2 Greek healthy.
  4. Titus 2:2 Or, stedfastness
  5. Titus 2:9 Greek bondservants.
  6. Titus 2:11 Or, hath appeared to all men, bringing salvation
  7. Titus 2:12 Or, age
  8. Titus 2:13 Or, of our great God and Saviour
  9. Titus 2:15 Greek commandment.