Titus 2:3

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

The aged women likewise that they be in behauiour as becommeth holinesse, not false accusers, not giuen to much wine, teachers of good things,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Goodluck Oghagbon
    The contents in this chapter 2 of Titus, is a call to Christians to live a life that is void of any thing that will tarnish the image of God in us. Looking intently at verses 11
  • BSP
    Verse 12: It is important that we reject worldly thinking and desires in order to serve God fully and to have his blessing.
  • A disciple
    Insight; Again, Aren't you reading the Chapters all the way through? or the couple dozen other places where Jesus talks about Hell? The Angels shall go forth and sever the wicked from among the just, and gather them in "bundles to be burned;" that sounds like HURT to me! The bad are going to be thrown away into everlasting punishment wailing and gnashing of teeth. Do you think that won't hurt?
  • Insight777
    V13, Jesus did not teach that God would be appearing with him when he returns to earth.
    Yes, Jesus will return and with angels to help him. Matthew 13:4 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, ."
    They are collecting people not hurting people. Separating the good. No one can see God at any time and live, His energy is intense.
  • Redeemed
    Titus 2;11-14 I love the fact that Jesus is the grace of God that brings salvation and that he is my teacher that teaches me how to live in this world as he is my example as i keep my eye single focused on one thing the Light, the one who redeemed me from all my sin and has and is purifying unto himself a peculiar person who is in love with my Saviour and wants his will to be done in my life.
  • Evangelist Ernest Ndamnsa
    If we major on the mark and care less about the contex of Titus 2, we will not be of help to the passage but missed out the truth about the Elects of God.

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