English Standard Version
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,
King James Bible
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
American Standard Version
that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
The aged women, in like manner, in holy attire, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teaching well:
English Revised Version
that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanour, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
Webster's Bible Translation
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Weymouth New Testament
In the same way exhort aged women to let their conduct be such as becomes consecrated persons. They must not be slanderers nor enslaved to wine-drinking. They must be teachers of what is right.
Titus 2:3 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Aged women (πρεσβύτιδας)
N.T.o. See on πρεσβύτεραι, 1 Timothy 5:2.
N.T.o. See on καταστολή apparel, 1 Timothy 2:9. It means, primarily, condition or state. Once in lxx, 3 Macc 5:45, κατάστημα μανιῶδες the maddened state into which the war-elephants were excited. Hence the state in which one habitually bears himself - his deportment or demeanor.
As becometh holiness (ἱεροπρεπεῖς)
N.T.o. lxx, 4 Macc. 9:25; 11:20. In the Theages (wrongly ascribed to Plato), τῷ υἱεῖ τὸ ὄνομα ἔθου καὶ ἱεροπρεπές you have given your son (Theages) an honorable and reverend name (122 D). It means beseeming a sacred place, person, or matter. Thus Athenaeus, vii, of one who had given a sacred banquet, says that the table was ornamented ἱεροπρεπέστατα in a manner most appropriate to the sacred circumstances. The meaning here is becoming those who are engaged in sacred service. This is the more striking if, as there is reason to believe, the πρεσβύτιδες represented a quasi-official position in the church. See on 1 Timothy 5:3, and comp. 1 Timothy 2:10; Ephesians 5:3.
False accusers (διαβόλους)
Given to much wine (οἴνῳ πολλῷ δεδουλωμένας)
More correctly, enslaved to much wine. The verb only here in Pastorals. Comp. 1 Timothy 3:8.
Teachers of good things (καλοδιδασκάλους)
N.T.o. olxx, oClass.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
holiness. or holy women. false accusers. or, makebates. See on
not given. See on
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.
1 Timothy 3:11
Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
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