Titus 2:3

“The aged women likewise that they be in behauiour as becommeth holinesse, not false accusers, not giuen to much wine, teachers of good things,”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
- King James Version

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
- American Standard Version (1901)

That old women are to be self-respecting in behaviour, not saying evil of others, not given to taking much wine, teachers of that which is good,
- Basic English Bible

that the elder women in like manner be in deportment as becoming those who have to say to sacred things, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is right;
- Darby Bible

The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
- Webster's Bible

In the same way exhort aged women to let their conduct be such as becomes consecrated persons. They must not be slanderers nor enslaved to wine-drinking. They must be teachers of what is right.
- Weymouth Bible

and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
- World English Bible

also olde wymmen in hooli abite, not sclaundereris, not seruynge myche to wyn, wel techynge, that thei teche prudence.
- Wycliffe Bible

aged women, in like manner, in deportment as doth become sacred persons, not false accusers, to much wine not enslaved, of good things teachers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:3


2:3 In behaviour - The particulars whereof follow. As becometh holiness - Literally, observing an holy decorum. Not slanderers - Or evil - speakers. Not given to much wine - If they use a little for their often infirmities. Teachers - Age and experience call them so to be. Let them teach good only.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:3


Tit 2:3 The aged women likewise. One general rule is given, in effect that they seek holy lives. Not false accusers. Not given to slander, and insinuations of evil, a fault by no means uncommon among certain classes of women. Teachers of good things. Both by example and precept. How beautiful is an aged Christian woman of saintly life!

Discussion for Titus 2

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:13 looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the GREAT GOD and our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST HEBREWS 9:28 SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY AND UNTO THEM --- THAT LOOK FOR HIM --- SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION HEBREWS 5:9 and being made perfect he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them --- THAT OBEY HIM ---
  • 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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