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.
1Koma iwe uziphunzitsa zogwirizana ndi chiphunzitso choona. 2Phunzitsa amuna achikulire kuti akhale osaledzera, aulemu wawo, odziletsa, okhwima mʼchikhulupiriro, mʼchikondi ndi mʼkupirira.
3Chimodzimodzinso, phunzitsa amayi achikulire kuti akhale aulemu mʼmakhalidwe awo, asakhale osinjirira anzawo kapena zidakwa, koma akhale alangizi abwino. 4Tsono atha kulangiza amayi achichepere kukonda amuna awo ndi ana awo. 5Kuwaphunzitsa kukhala odziletsa ndi oyera mtima, osamala bwino mabanja awo, okoma mtima, ndi ogonjera amuna awo. Choncho palibe amene adzanyoze mawu a Mulungu.
6Momwemonso, uwalimbikitse amuna achichepere kuti akhale odziletsa. 7Pa zonse iwe mwini ukhale chitsanzo pa ntchito zabwino. Pa chiphunzitso chako uwonetsa kuona mtima ndi kutsimikiza mtima kwako. 8Phunzitsa choonadi kuti anthu asapeze chokutsutsa, motero wotsutsana nawe adzachita manyazi chifukwa adzasowa kanthu koyipa kuti atinenere.
9Phunzitsa akapolo kuti azigonjera ambuye awo mu zinthu zonse ndi kuwakondweretsa. Asamatsutsane nawo 10kapena kumawabera, koma adzionetse kuti ndi odalirika, motero pa zochita zawo zonse adzaonetsa ubwino wa chiphunzitso cha Mulungu, Mpulumutsi wathu.
11Pakuti chisomo cha Mulungu chimene chimapulumutsa chaonekera kwa anthu onse. 12Chisomo chimatiphunzitsa kukana moyo osalemekeza Mulungu komanso zilakolako za dziko lapansi. Ndipo chimatiphunzitsa kukhala moyo odziletsa, olungama ndi opembedza Mulungu nthawi ino, 13pamene tikudikira chiyembekezo chodala; kuonekera kwa ulemerero wa Mulungu wathu wamkulu ndi Mpulumutsi, Yesu Khristu, 14amene anadzipereka yekha chifukwa cha ife kutiwombola ku zoyipa zonse ndi kudziyeretsera yekha anthu amene ndi akeake, achangu pa ntchito yabwino.
15Tsono zimenezi ndi zinthu zomwe uyenera kuphunzitsa. Uziwalimbikitsa anthu ndi kuwatsutsa komwe. Uzichita zimenezi ndi ulamuliro wonse. Wina aliyense asakupeputse ayi.