9 bondmen to be subject to their own masters, to make themselves acceptable in everything; not gainsaying;

References for Titus 2:9

    • d 2:9 - Despotes, as 2Tim. 2.21.
    • e 2:9 - The literal translation is 'to be,' yet I judge I have given the true sense. It is elsewhere used of the Christian towards God or Christ; but to be acceptable is a fact. I cannot exhort a person to be it; to make himself so I can; and that is the sense here.
    • f 2:9 - Or 'contradictory;' that is, opposing their masters when they speak to them.