2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
A. That 2 the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
B. 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;
B’. 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, 5 that the word of God be not blasphemed.
A’. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
A. 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:
B. in doctrine shewing un-corruptness, gravity, sincerity,
B’. 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned;
A’. 8 that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.