“That the aged men be sober, graue, temperate, sound in faith, in charitie, in patience.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
2:2 Vigilant - As veteran soldiers, not easily to be surprised. Patience - A virtue particularly needful for and becoming them. Serious - Not drolling or diverting on the brink of eternity.
Tit 2:2 That the aged men be sober. Not given to wine. We must keep in mind that the converts had recently been given to healthy vices. Temperate. Exhibiting self-control. Sound in faith. True believers. In patience. Steadfastly persevering.