Titus 2:9
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English Standard Version
Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

King James Bible
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

American Standard Version
Exhort'servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, in all things pleasing, not gainsaying:

English Revised Version
Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying;

Webster's Bible Translation
Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

Weymouth New Testament
Exhort slaves to be always obedient to their owners, and to give them satisfaction in everything, not contradicting and not pilfering,

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Vincent's Word Studies

To please them well in all things (ἐν πᾶσιν εὐαρέστους εἶναι)

Wrong. Const. in all things with to be in subjection. Note the position of ἐν πᾶσιν in 1 Timothy 3:11; 1 Timothy 4:15; 2 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 4:5, and comp. ὑπακούειν κατὰ πάντα obey in all things, Colossians 3:20, Colossians 3:22; and ὑποτάσσεται - ἐν παντί is subject in everything, Ephesians 5:24. Ἑυάρεστος well pleasing, only here in Pastorals. Almost exclusively in Paul. See also Hebrews 13:21. Ευαρέστως acceptably, Hebrews 12:28.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

servants.

Ephesians 6:5-8 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart...

Colossians 3:22-25 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...

1 Timothy 6:1,2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor...

1 Peter 2:18-25 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent...

to please.

Ephesians 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

answering again. or, gainsaying.

Cross References
Ephesians 6:5
Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

1 Timothy 6:1
Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.

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