Titus 2:5

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God bee not blasphemed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{to be} sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`to be' sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To be wise in mind, clean in heart, kind; working in their houses, living under the authority of their husbands; so that no evil may be said of the word of God.
- Basic English Bible

discreet, chaste, diligent in home work, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
- Darby Bible

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
- Webster's Bible

industrious in their homes, kind, submissive to their husbands, so that the Christian teaching may not be exposed to reproach.
- Weymouth Bible

to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed.
- World English Bible

and that thei be prudent, chast, sobre, hauynge cure of the hous, benygne, suget to her hosebondis, that the word of God be not blasfemyd.
- Wycliffe Bible

sober, pure, keepers of [their own] houses, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:5


2:5 Discreet - Particularly in the love of their children. Chaste - Particularly in the love of their husbands. Keepers at home - Whenever they are not called out by works of necessity, piety, and mercy. Good - Well tempered, sweet, soft, obliging. Obedient to their husbands - Whose will, in all things lawful, is a rule to the wife. That the word of God be not blasphemed - Or evil spoken of; particularly by unbelieving husbands, who lay all the blame on the religion of their wives.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:5


Tit 2:5 [To be] discreet. How often thoughtless indiscretion has caused great pain and trouble! Keepers at home. Those who are continually going must neglect the duties of domestic life. See 1Ti 5:13.

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