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

  • Brianna vs. 13-14
    These verses help us to remember to be patient. Reflecting on vs. 14 will help us to be joyful while we wait. It tells us of the blessings in store for those who keep their integrity. Soon, we will be set free from every form of sin, lawlessness, and suffering.
  • Leonard Washington
    Thank God for His word, many in the body see the command for man to love their wives but fail to point out how God gives instruction for the wives to love their husbands... Titus 2:4
  • 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.

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