Titus 2:4

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That they may teach the young women to bee sober, to loue their husbands, to loue their children,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Training the younger women to have love for their husbands and children,
- Basic English Bible

that they may admonish the young women to be attached to [their] husbands, to be attached to [their] children,
- Darby Bible

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
- Webster's Bible

They should school the young women to be affectionate to their husbands and to their children, to be sober-minded, pure in their lives,
- Weymouth Bible

that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
- World English Bible

Moneste thou yonge wymmen, that thei loue here hosebondis, that thei loue her children;
- Wycliffe Bible

that they may make the young women sober-minded, to be lovers of [their] husbands, lovers of [their] children,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:4


2:4 That they instruct the young women - These Timothy was to instruct himself; Titus, by the elder women. To love their husbands, their children - With a tender, temperate, holy, wise affection. O how hard a lesson.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:4


Tit 2:4 That they may teach. A special mission is to teach the young women. What they were to be taught follows.

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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