New American Standard Bible
to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
King James Bible
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Darby Bible Translation
discreet, chaste, diligent in home work, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
sober, pure, keepers of their own houses, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Chaste - Pure - in heart, and in life.
Keepers at home - That is, characteristically attentive to their domestic concerns, or to their duties in their families. A similar injunction is found in the precepts of the Pythagoreans - τὰν γὰρ γύναικα δεῖ οἰκουρεῖν καὶ ἔνδον μένειν tan gar gunaika dei oikourein kai endon menein. See Creuzer's Symbolik, iii. 120. This does not mean, of course, that they are never to go abroad, but they are not to neglect their domestic affairs; they are not to be better known abroad than at home; they are not to omit their own duties and become "busy-bodies" in the concerns of others. Religion is the patron of the domestic virtues, and regards the appropriate duties in a family as those most intimately connected with its own progress in the world. It looks benignly on all which makes home a place of contentment, intelligence, and peace. It does not flourish when domestic duties are neglected; - and whatever may be done abroad, or whatever self-denial and zeal in the cause of religion may be evinced there, or whatever call there may be for the labors of Christians there, or however much good may be actually done abroad, religion has gained nothing, on the whole, if, in order to secure these things, the duties of a wife and mother at home have been disregarded. Our first duty is at home, and all other duties will be well performed just in proportion as that is.
Good - In all respects, and in all relations. To a wife, a mother, a sister, there can be no higher characteristic ascribed, than to say that she is good. What other trait of mind will enable her better to perform her appropriate duties of life? What other will make her more like her Saviour?
That the word of God be not blasphemed - That the gospel may not be injuriously spoken of (Notes, Matthew 9:3), on account of the inconsistent lives of those who profess to be influenced by it. The idea is, that religion ought to produce the virtues here spoken of, and that when it does not, it will be reproached as being of no value.
"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.
She is boisterous and rebellious, Her feet do not remain at home;
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
1 Timothy 2:11
A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.
1 Timothy 2:12
But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
1 Timothy 5:14
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;
1 Timothy 6:1
All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against.
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