1 Timothy 3:4

“One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

One that ruleth well his owne house, hauing his children in subiection with all grauitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{He must be} one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
- New American Standard Version (1995)

one that ruleth well his own house, having `his' children in subjection with all gravity;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Ruling his house well, having his children under control with all serious behaviour;
- Basic English Bible

conducting his own house well, having [his] children in subjection with all gravity;
- Darby Bible

One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
- Webster's Bible

but ruling his own household wisely and well, with children kept under control with true dignity.
- Weymouth Bible

one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;
- World English Bible

and haue sones suget with al chastite;
- Wycliffe Bible

his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 3:4


3:4 Having his children in subjection with all seriousness - For levity undermines all domestic authority; and this direction, by a parity of reason, belongs to all parents.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 3:4


1Ti 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house. This implies that he must be a man of family. Having his children in subjection. He must be a father with obedient children.

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