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

  • 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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