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.

Discussion for Titus 2

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    WHAT IS GRACE --- TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLD LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD ---TITUS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF GOD AND AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GODS ELECT AND THE ACKNOWLEDGEING OF THE TRUTH---WHICH IS AFTER GODLINESS
  • 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

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