Titus 2:2

“That the aged men be sober, graue, temperate, sound in faith, in charitie, in patience.”

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Other Translations

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
- King James Version

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:
- American Standard Version (1901)

That old men are to be simple in their tastes, serious, wise, true in faith, in love, and of a quiet mind.
- Basic English Bible

that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;
- Darby Bible

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience;
- Webster's Bible

Exhort aged men to be temperate, grave, sober-minded, robust in their faith, their love and their patience.
- Weymouth Bible

that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:
- World English Bible

that elde men be sobre, chast, prudent, hool in feith, in loue, and pacience;
- Wycliffe Bible

aged men to be temperate, grave, sober, sound in the faith, in the love, in the endurance;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:2


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.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:2


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.

Discussion for Titus 2

  • Teri
    wow, Matthew Henry goes deep: And the further we are removed from boasting of fancied good works, or trusting in them, so that we glory in Christ alone, the more zealous shall we be to abound in real good works.
  • Gwendolyn Wright
    I believe it is God speaking through the Apostle Paul to encourage all Christian to look to him, and to understand that even in this dark era of unbelief in this present world we can and must live holy, we must let the light of God s love shine through our life s in the power of the Holy Spirit to show forth the Love and compassion of the Father so more souls might be added to the kingdom.
  • Salome
    Titus2.encourage elderly women to teach the young women to love their husbands and children. We all have a duty to love and teach others how to love.
  • Joseph
    praise god
  • Kathy Baldwin
    WE MUST ALL REMEMBER THE EARTH IS RUN BY SATAN....WE HAVE GOD AND JESUS TO TURN TO, OUR FAITH AND OUR HOPE COME FROM THE GRACE WE ARE GIVEN FROM JESUS. EVERY DAY I SEE THE DEVIL REACHING OUT TO OUR CHILDREN...GOD GAVE US THESE CHILDREN, WE MUST TEACH THEM ABOUT CHRIST, GOD, GRACE, FAITH AND THEIR SALVATION DEPENDS ON GOD WORKING THROUGH US..LISTEN, FEEL,HE SURROUNDS US IF WE ASK.
  • BSP
    Verse 13~Focusing on the blessed hope or happy hope that we have for the future can helps us to be happy now.

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