Titus 2:3
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English Standard Version
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

King James Bible
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

American Standard Version
that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The aged women, in like manner, in holy attire, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teaching well:

English Revised Version
that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanour, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;

Webster's Bible Translation
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way exhort aged women to let their conduct be such as becomes consecrated persons. They must not be slanderers nor enslaved to wine-drinking. They must be teachers of what is right.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Aged women (πρεσβύτιδας)

N.T.o. See on πρεσβύτεραι, 1 Timothy 5:2.

Behavior (καταστήματι)

N.T.o. See on καταστολή apparel, 1 Timothy 2:9. It means, primarily, condition or state. Once in lxx, 3 Macc 5:45, κατάστημα μανιῶδες the maddened state into which the war-elephants were excited. Hence the state in which one habitually bears himself - his deportment or demeanor.

As becometh holiness (ἱεροπρεπεῖς)

N.T.o. lxx, 4 Macc. 9:25; 11:20. In the Theages (wrongly ascribed to Plato), τῷ υἱεῖ τὸ ὄνομα ἔθου καὶ ἱεροπρεπές you have given your son (Theages) an honorable and reverend name (122 D). It means beseeming a sacred place, person, or matter. Thus Athenaeus, vii, of one who had given a sacred banquet, says that the table was ornamented ἱεροπρεπέστατα in a manner most appropriate to the sacred circumstances. The meaning here is becoming those who are engaged in sacred service. This is the more striking if, as there is reason to believe, the πρεσβύτιδες represented a quasi-official position in the church. See on 1 Timothy 5:3, and comp. 1 Timothy 2:10; Ephesians 5:3.

False accusers (διαβόλους)

Better, slanderers. See on Matthew 4:1, and see on 1 Timothy 3:6, 1 Timothy 3:11.

Given to much wine (οἴνῳ πολλῷ δεδουλωμένας)

More correctly, enslaved to much wine. The verb only here in Pastorals. Comp. 1 Timothy 3:8.

Teachers of good things (καλοδιδασκάλους)

N.T.o. olxx, oClass.

Titus 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

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as.

Romans 16:2 That you receive her in the Lord, as becomes saints, and that you assist her in whatever business she has need of you...

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;

1 Timothy 2:9,10 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold...

1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

1 Timothy 5:5-10 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day...

1 Peter 3:3-5 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel...

holiness. or holy women. false accusers. or, makebates. See on

1 Timothy 3:8,11 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre...

not given. See on

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

teachers.

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess...

Cross References
Romans 1:29
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

1 Timothy 3:11
Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.

Titus 2:4
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

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