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

  • 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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