2:2 that older men should be temperate, sensible,
sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:
2:3 and that older women likewise be reverent in
not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
2:4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
2:5 to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind,
being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed.
2:6 Likewise, exhort the younger men to be
2:7 in all things showing yourself an example of good works;
in your teaching showing integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility,
2:8 and soundness of speech that can't be condemned;
that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.
2:9 Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own
and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;
2:10 not stealing, but showing all good fidelity;
that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things.
2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to
2:12 instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;
2:13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ;
2:14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.
2:15 Say these things and exhort and reprove with all
Let no man despise you.
1Peter 2:18,19 "Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God."Employers today have a smaller realm of authority than masters of the slaves Paul speaks of. But nonetheless, employees need to be respectful and honest in their work, not stealing from them, but doing what they are payed for. In the end, their bosses should feel they can trust Christian employees.