2 that older men should be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.
3 Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to drink, teaching what is good,
4 so that they may train younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers, under the control of their husbands, so that the word of God may not be discredited.
6 Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves,
7 showing yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect, with integrity in your teaching, dignity,
8 and sound speech that cannot be criticized, so that the opponent will be put to shame without anything bad to say about us.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, saving all
12 and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age,
13 as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ,
14 who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good.
4 Find your delight in the LORD who will give you your heart’s desire.
18 The LORD watches over the days of the blameless; their heritage lasts forever.
23 Those whose steps are guided by the LORD; whose way God approves,
27 Turn from evil and do good, that you may inhabit the land forever.
29 The just will possess the land and live in it forever.
8 Would he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
9 Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
10 So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'”