New International Version
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Keepers at home - Οικουρους. A woman who spends much time in visiting, must neglect her family. The idleness, dirtiness, impudence, and profligacy of the children, will soon show how deeply criminal the mother was in rejecting the apostle's advice. Instead of οικουρους, keepers of the house, or keepers at home, ACD*EFG, and several of the Itala, have οικουργους, workers at home; not only staying in the house and keeping the house, but working in the house. A woman may keep the house very closely, and yet do little in it for the support or comfort of the family.
That the word of God be not blasphemed - The enemies of the Gospel are quick-eyed to spy out imperfections in its professors; and, if they find women professing Christianity living an irregular life, they will not fail to decry the Christian doctrine on this account: "Behold your boasted religion! it professes to reform all things, and its very professors are no better than others! Our heathenism is as good as your Christianity." These are cutting reproaches; and much they will have to answer for who give cause for these blasphemies.
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LibraryOctober 19. "Denying Ungodliness" (Titus ii. 12).
"Denying ungodliness" (Titus ii. 12). Let us say, "No," to the flesh, the world and the love of self, and learn that holy self-denial in which consists so much of the life of obedience. Make no provision for the flesh; give no recognition to your lower life. Say "No" to everything earthly and selfish. How very much of the life of faith consists in simply denying ourselves. We begin with one great "Yes," to God, and then we conclude with an eternal "No," to ourselves, the world, the flesh and the …
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(She is unruly and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
1 Timothy 2:11
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.
1 Timothy 2:12
I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.
1 Timothy 5:14
So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.
1 Timothy 6:1
All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered.
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