2But as for you, teach what is consistent with sound doctrine. 2Tell the older men to be temperate, serious, prudent, and sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.
3 Likewise, tell the older women to be reverent in behaviour, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good, 4so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5to 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.
6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7Show yourself in all respects a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity, 8and sound speech that cannot be censured; then any opponent will be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all,* 12training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, 13while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour,* Jesus Christ. 14He 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.
7 Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from ploughing or tending sheep in the field, Come here at once and take your place at the table? 8Would you not rather say to him, Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink? 9Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? 10So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!
1 Fret not because of evildoers;
be not jealous of those who do wrong.
2 For they shall soon wither like grass
and like the green herb fade away.
3 Trust in the Lord and be doing good;
dwell in the land and be nourished with truth.
4 Let your delight be in the Lord
and he will give you your hearts desire.
5 Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him,
and he will bring it to pass.
30 The righteous shall possess the land
and dwell in it for ever.
31 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
and their tongue speaks the thing that is right.
32 The law of their God is in their heart
and their footsteps shall not slide.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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