1 But do *thou* speak the things that become sound teaching;
2 that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

References for Titus 2:2

    • a 2:2 - i e. 'sober' or of 'sound mind,' as ch. 1.8; 2.5,6,12.
    • b 2:2 - Or 'endurance,' as Jas. 5.11; but see 2Thess. 3.5; Rev. 1.9.
      3 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;
      4 that they may admonish the young women to be attached to [their] husbands, to be attached to [their] children,

      References for Titus 2:4

        • c 2:4 - To impart and enforce by will, counsel, and rebuke, rules of conduct, &c.
          5 discreet, chaste, diligent in home work, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.
          6 The younger men in like manner exhort to be discreet:
          7 in all things affording thyself as a pattern of good works; in teaching uncorruptedness, gravity,
          8 a sound word, not to be condemned; that he who is opposed may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us:
          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.
              10 not robbing [their masters], but shewing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the teaching which [is] of our Saviour God in all things.
              11 For the grace of God which carries with it salvation for all men has appeared,

              References for Titus 2:11

                • g 2:11 - Or 'has appeared to all men,' but I prefer the text.
                  12 teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things,

                  References for Titus 2:12

                    • h 2:12 - That is, with self-restraint and consideration, or sound mind; as 'discreet,' ch. 1.8.
                    • i 2:12 - Aion: see Matt. 13.22, but 'age' hardly gives the sense. 'World' gives the false idea of this world as one, and heaven another. It was, for the Jews, the present state of things in contrast with that to be introduced by Messiah.
                      13 awaiting the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
                      14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.

                      References for Titus 2:14

                        • j 2:14 - Or 'has given.' Aorist.
                          15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise thee.