Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel
1You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
6Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
9Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.
11For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
15These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
1Ɛsɛ sɛ wokyerɛ nkyerɛkyerɛ pa a wagye ato mu. 2Ka kyerɛ nkɔkoraa na wɔmma wɔn ani nna hɔ, wɔnyɛ anyansafoɔ, na wɔnhyɛ wɔn ho so; wɔn gyidie mu nyɛ den, wɔnnya ɔdɔ na wɔntumi ntena ɔhaw mu.
3Saa ara nso na ka kyerɛ mmerewa na wɔmmɔ ɔbra a ɛyɛ kronn. Wɔnnni nsekuro na wɔnnyɛ asadweam nso. Wɔnkyerɛ akyerɛ pa, 4sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a wɔnam so bɛtumi ama mmabaawa adɔ wɔn kununom ne wɔn mma, 5ama wɔatumi ahyɛ wɔn ho so, ayɛ kronn na wɔayɛ awarefoɔ pa a wɔtie wɔn kununom asɛm, na obi anka bɔne amfa Onyankopɔn asɛm no ho.
6Saa ara na hyɛ mmeranteɛ na wɔnnya ahohyɛsoɔ. 7Nneɛma nyinaa mu, fa wo ho yɛ nhwɛsoɔ pa wɔ nnwuma payɛ mu. Di nokorɛ na ma wʼani nku wo nkyerɛkyerɛ ho. 8Ka nsɛm a ɛho te na obi antumi antia mu na ama atamfoɔ ani awu sɛ wɔnnya asɛm bɔne nka mfa yɛn ho.
9Ɛsɛ sɛ asomfoɔ tie wɔn wuranom na adeɛ nyinaa mu, wɔsɔ wɔn wuranom ani. Ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔyiyi nsɛm ano 10anaa wɔbɔ wɔn korɔno. Deɛ ɛsɛ sɛ wɔyɛ ne sɛ, ɛberɛ nyinaa mu, wɔyɛ papa na wɔdi nokorɛ na ɛnam so ma biribiara a wɔyɛ no de animuonyamhyɛ aba nkyerɛkyerɛ a ɛfa Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Agyenkwa no ho.
11Onyankopɔn adom a ɛde nkwagyeɛ ba no ayi no ho adi akyerɛ nnipa nyinaa. 12Na adom no kyerɛ yɛn sɛ, yɛmpa asetena a ɛho nteɛ no ne ewiase akɔnnɔ akyi na yɛntena ase ahohyɛsoɔ, kronnyɛ ne Onyamesuro mu wɔ ewiase ha. 13Yɛwɔ anidasoɔ wɔ ɛberɛ a yɛretwɛn Onyankopɔn tumfoɔ a ɔne Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo no ba a ɔbɛba bio wɔ animuonyam mu no. 14Ɔde ne ho maa yɛn de gyee yɛn firii bɔne mu, ɔyɛɛ yɛn kronn de yɛn yɛɛ ne nko ara dea; nnipa a yɛpɛ papayɛ.
15Kyerɛkyerɛ saa nneɛma yi na gyina wo tumi so hyɛ wʼatiefoɔ nkuran, ka wɔn anim. Mma wɔn mu bi mmu wo abomfiaa.