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

  • Irene123
    V. 11 - the grace of bringeth - salvation (Acts 2:38. THEN with grace, we are able to continue on in obeying His commandments, Jn.14:15. These commandments are in the Epistles (letters) following the Book of Acts. The epistles are to ALREADY established churches; they are instructions in righteous living for God. They are God's (Jesus) words given to the apostles, not mans words.
  • Steve morrow
    continued---titus 2:11 for the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men 12 ---teaching us---that denying ungodliness and worldy lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world ---ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM THAT ARE SANCTIED
  • Bruce
    Joan: good question! The answer is easy and heartbreaking. Most churches today are in a sea of darkness, they're dead. They're nothing more than a social club. The unsaved don't know they're on a path to hell. These churches look and sound good. The Lord said these things will be in the end times! Read Matthew7:13, John6:44, ll Corinthians5:17
  • Tommy
    pastors and peachers wifes need to live as titus ch.2 teach them to
  • Lu2677
    Joan, you asked"are we missing the mark" One cannot deny ungodliness (verse 12) if one does not know what godliness is. One cannot deny worldly lusts, (verse 12) if one does not live in the Truth, Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life. All of Titus 2 is speaking to God's elect. "The mark is missed," when one is following the flesh and not living by faith.
  • Joan
    If we are truly living for God,why are so many people not following the admonition in Titus2:12?we are missing the mark

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