2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2:1 But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine:

2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
2:2 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

2:3 The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
2:3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things--

2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
2:4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

2:5 [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
2:5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
2:6 Likewise exhort the young men to be sober-minded,

2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
2:7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,

2:8 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.
2:8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

2:9 [Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters, [and] to please [them] well in all [things]; not answering again;
2:9 Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back,

2:10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
2:10 not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
2:12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
2:13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
2:15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.