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Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,
King James Bible
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
American Standard Version
that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
Young's Literal Translation
that they may make the young women sober-minded, to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children,
Titus 2:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That they may teach the young women to be sober - That it was natural for the young to imitate the old will be readily allowed; it was therefore necessary that the old should be an example of godly living to the young. St. Jerome, taking it for granted that drunkenness and impurity are closely connected, asks this serious question: Quomodo potest docere anus adolescentulas castitatem, cum, si ebrietatem vetulae mulieris adolescentula fuerit imitata, pudica esse non possit? "How can an elderly woman teach young women chastity, when, if the young woman should imitate the drunkenness of the matron, it would be impossible for her to be chaste?"
To love their husbands - The duties recommended in this and the following verses are so plain as to need no comment; and so absolutely necessary to the character of a wife, that no one deserves the name who does not live in the practice of them.
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1 Timothy 5:2,11,14 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity...
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Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
to love their husbands.
1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...
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Titus 2:3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.
Titus 2:5 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.