New American Standard Bible
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching 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;
Darby Bible Translation
that the elder women in like manner be in deportment as becoming those who have to say to sacred things, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is right;
World English Bible
and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
Young's Literal Translation
aged women, in like manner, in deportment as doth become sacred persons, not false accusers, to much wine not enslaved, of good things teachers,
Titus 2:3 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The aged women likewise - Not only those who may have the office of deaconesses, but all aged females.
That they be in behaviour as becometh holiness - Marg, "holy women." The Greek word is not found elsewhere in the New Testament. It means appropriate to a sacred place or person, or becoming to religion. Their conduct should be such as the gospel requires.
Not false accusers - - Margin, "make-bates." Greek, διαβόλους diabolous - the word commonly applied to the devil - "as the accuser." See it explained in the notes at 1 Timothy 3:11, where it is rendered slanderers.
Not given to much wine - Notes, 1 Timothy 3.
Teachers of good things - That is instructing the younger - whether their own children, or whether they sustain the office of deaconness, and are appointed to give instruction to younger females; compare the notes at 1 Timothy 5:2-6.
"Zealous of good works." There are some who hear us preach high doctrine, and constantly declare that we are saved by grace through faith, and that not of ourselves, it is the gift of God, who, therefore, suppose that we cannot preach good works, and that we could not preach a good sermon of exhortation to Christians, to live in holiness. Well, we will not say that we can preach a good sermon, but we will say that we will try and preach one as to that matter that shall be as good as theirs, and as …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
The Doctrine Adorned
Paul's Last Letter
Just as I Am. L. M.
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
1 Timothy 3:11
Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
Jump to PreviousAccusers Aged Behavior Behaviour Bid Conduct Consecrated Deportment Drink Elder Enslaved Evil Exhort False. Good Holiness Likewise Malicious Manner Older Persons Reverent Right Sacred Slanderers Slaves Teachers Way Wine Wine-Drinking Women
Jump to NextAccusers Aged Behavior Behaviour Bid Conduct Consecrated Deportment Drink Elder Enslaved Evil Exhort False. Good Holiness Likewise Malicious Manner Older Persons Reverent Right Sacred Slanderers Slaves Teachers Way Wine Wine-Drinking Women
LinksTitus 2:3 NIV
Titus 2:3 NLT
Titus 2:3 ESV
Titus 2:3 NASB
Titus 2:3 KJV
Titus 2:3 Bible Apps
Titus 2:3 Biblia Paralela
Titus 2:3 Chinese Bible
Titus 2:3 French Bible
Titus 2:3 German Bible
Titus 2:3 Commentaries