2:1 But 1 speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
(1) The fifth admonition: the doctrine must not only be
generally pure, but also be applied to all ages and orders
of men, according to the diversity of circumstances.
2:22 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in
faith, in charity, in patience.
(2) What are the principal virtues for old and young, both men
and women: and how they ought to be stirred up to do them
2:5 [To be] discreet, chaste, a keepers at home, good,
obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not
(a) Not roving about idly.
2:73 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, b gravity, sincerity,
(3) The sixth admonition: that both the pastor's life and
doctrine must be sound.
(b) Not such a gravity as may drive men from coming to the
minister, but such as may cause them to come in a most
reverent and honest way.
2:94 [Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters,
[and] to please [them] well in all c [things]; not
(4) The seventh admonition, concerning the duty of servants to
(c) Which may be done without offence to God.
2:115 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,
(5) The eighth admonition belongs to all the godly: seeing that
God calls all men to the Gospel, and Christ has so
justified us, that he has also sanctified us, all of us
must therefore give ourselves to true godliness, and
righteousness, setting before us a sure hope of that
immeasurable glory. And this thing must be so learned by
them that the deniers also must be reproved, by the
authority of the mighty God.
2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and d worldly
lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in
this present world;
(d) Lusts of the flesh, which belong to the present state
of this life and world.
2:13e Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
(e) Christ is here most plainly called that mighty God, and
his appearance and coming is called by the figure of
speech metonymy, our hope.
2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a f peculiar people,
zealous of good works.
(f) As it were a thing peculiarly laid aside for himself.
2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all g
authority. Let no man despise thee.