Teach Sound Doctrine
(1) However, you, Titus, must teach the truth that is according to sound doctrine (a set of beliefs).
(2) Teach older men to be clear-minded, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and mature in faith, love, and endurance.
(3) Also, teach older women to live honorable lifestyles. They must not be slanderers or addicted to alcohol, but able to teach what is good. (4) Then they can train younger women to love their husbands and children, (5) to be self-controlled and pure, to keep their homes in order, to be kind, and to be humble toward their husbands, so that no one can speak against the word of God.
(6) Likewise, encourage young men to be self-controlled. (7) In everything, Titus, be a personal example to them by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, (8) and good speech that cannot be criticized, so that your opponents will be ashamed because they will have nothing evil to say about us.
(9) Teach bondservants to be obedient to their masters in everything, trying to please them, not arguing with them (10) and not stealing from them, but showing that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching of God our Savior attractive to others.
The Salvation of God’s Grace
(11) For the grace of God has been revealed that offers eternal salvation to all people. (12) It teaches us to reject the ungodliness and sinful passions of this world. We are to live self-controlled, righteous, and godly lives in this present age, (13) as we look forward to our blessed hope—the glorious appearing (second coming) of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, (14) who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his own possession, passionate to do what is good.
(15) Therefore, Titus, teach these things; encourage and correct with all authority. And do not let anyone reject you.