2:1 But as for you, teach what befits sound doctrine.
2:1 But as for you, teach what is consistent with sound doctrine.

2:2 Bid the older men be temperate, serious, sensible, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
2:2 Tell the older men to be temperate, serious, prudent, and sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.

2:3 Bid the older women likewise to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good,
2:3 Likewise, tell the older women to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good,

2:4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
2:4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

2:5 to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.
2:5 to be self-controlled, chaste, good managers of the household, kind, being submissive to their husbands, so that the word of God may not be discredited.

2:6 Likewise urge the younger men to control themselves.
2:6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.

2:7 Show yourself in all respects a model of good deeds, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity,
2:7 Show yourself in all respects a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity,

2:8 and sound speech that cannot be censured, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.
2:8 and sound speech that cannot be censured; then any opponent will be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.

2:9 Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to be refractory,
2:9 Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back,

2:10 nor to pilfer, but to show entire and true fidelity, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
2:10 not to pilfer, but to show complete and perfect fidelity, so that in everything they may be an ornament to the doctrine of God our Savior.

2:11 For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men,
2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all,

2:12 training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world,
2:12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,

2:13 awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
2:13 while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

2:14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
2:14 He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

2:15 Declare these things; exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
2:15 Declare these things; exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one look down on you.