Titus 2:9

“Exhort seruants to be obedient vnto their own masters, and to please them well in all things, not answering againe:”

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Other Translations

[Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters, [and] to please [them] well in all [things]; not answering again;
- King James Version

{Urge} bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Exhort' servants to be in subjection to their own masters, `and' to be well-pleasing `to them' in all things; not gainsaying;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Servants are to be under the authority of their masters, pleasing them in all things, without argument;
- Basic English Bible

bondmen to be subject to their own masters, to make themselves acceptable in everything; not gainsaying;
- Darby Bible

Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
- Webster's Bible

Exhort slaves to be always obedient to their owners, and to give them satisfaction in everything, not contradicting and not pilfering,
- Weymouth Bible

Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;
- World English Bible

Moneste thou seruauntis to be suget to her lordis; in alle thingis plesinge, not ayenseiynge, not defraudynge,
- Wycliffe Bible

Servants -- to their own masters [are] to be subject, in all things to be well-pleasing, not gainsaying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:9


2:9 Please them in all things - Wherein it can be done without sin. Not answering again - Though blamed unjustly. This honest servants are most apt to do. Not stealing - Not taking or giving any thing without their master's leave: this fair - spoken servants are apt to do.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:9


Tit 2:9 Servants. Slaves. See notes on Eph 6:5-8. Many of the first converts were servants.

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
  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 12~Jesus left us an example to imitate. He taught us to reject ungodly things and worldly desires.

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