D G 1. Titus the instructor. H 2-6. Those exhorted. G 7,8. Titus the pattern. H 9,10. Those exhorted.
1 But speak you the things which become sound doctrine: (See 1:9.)
H J a 2. Men. Aged. b 3. Women. " J b 4,5. Women. Young. a 6. Men. "
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in the love, in the patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 In order that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 The younger likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
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. (If you stick with Godís Word, your credibility and credentials are beyond reproach.)
9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; (This means workers should not frivolously question their bosses causing problems in the work place.)
10 Not purloining (i.e. embezzling), but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things. (Purloin means to steal. Can you imagine someone who claims to be a Christian stealing from their employer? Avoid these things that you may put on the doctrine, or truth, of God as you would a garment. Wear the Word of God honorably and with respect.)
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (You donít have to wait for Godís blessings. You can receive them even in this present world, if you do things Godís way. You become peculiar to God, and He keeps you as a treasure from the ways of the present world.)
13 Looking for the blessed hope, and the appearing of the glory of the great Savior God Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a people as an acquisition, zealous of good works. (Are you one that He can call His own? If you seek sound doctrine and wear that doctrine well, you are a peculiar person to our Father.)
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. (Teach the truth of Godís Word, and donít let anyone try to stop you with nonsense. Hang on to the truth. Be a peculiar person to God. See Ex. 15:5.)