Titus 2:1-10 DBY

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

References for Titus 2:2

    • f 2:2 - i e. 'sober' or of 'sound mind,' as ch. 1.8; 2.5,6,12.
    • g 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 c the young women to be attached to [their] husbands, to be attached to [their] children,

      References for Titus 2:4

        • h 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, d to make themselves e acceptable in everything; not gainsaying; f

          References for Titus 2:9

            • i 2:9 - Despotes, as 2Tim. 2.21.
            • j 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.
            • k 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.