Titus 2:9
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New International Version
Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

New Living Translation
Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back

English Standard Version
Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

Berean Study Bible
Slaves are to submit to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

Berean Literal Bible
Servants are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not gainsaying,

New American Standard Bible
Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

King James Bible
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back

International Standard Version
Slaves are to submit to their masters in everything, aiming to please them and not argue with them

NET Bible
Slaves are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to do what is wanted and not talk back,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let Servants be subject to their Masters in all things and be pleasing, and let them not resist;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tell slaves who are believers to place themselves under their masters' authority in everything they do. Tell them to please their masters, not to argue with them

New American Standard 1977
Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Exhort slaves to be subject to their own masters and to please them well in all things; not contradicting;

King James 2000 Bible
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not talking back;

American King James Version
Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

American Standard Version
Exhort'servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, in all things pleasing, not gainsaying:

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

English Revised Version
Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying;

Webster's Bible Translation
Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

Weymouth New Testament
Exhort slaves to be always obedient to their owners, and to give them satisfaction in everything, not contradicting and not pilfering,

World English Bible
Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;

Young's Literal Translation
Servants -- to their own masters are to be subject, in all things to be well-pleasing, not gainsaying,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:9,10 Servants must know and do their duty to their earthly masters, with a reference to their heavenly one. In serving an earthly master according to Christ's will, He is served; such shall be rewarded by him. Not giving disrespectful or provoking language; but to take a check or reproof with silence, not making confident or bold replies. When conscious of a fault, to excuse or justify it, doubles it. Never putting to their own use that which is their master's, nor wasting the goods they are trusted with. Showing all good fidelity to improve a master's goods, and promote his thriving. If ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? Lu 16:12. True religion is an honour to the professors of it; and they should adorn it in all things.
Study Bible
Teaching Sound Doctrine
8and wholesome speech that is above reproach, so that anyone who opposes us will be ashamed to have nothing bad to say about us. 9Slaves are to submit to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10not stealing from them, but showing all good faith, so that in every respect they will adorn the teaching about God our Savior.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:5
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ.

1 Timothy 6:1
All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their masters as fully worthy of honor, so that God's name and our teaching will not be discredited.
Treasury of Scripture

Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

servants.

Ephesians 6:5-8 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to …

Colossians 3:22-25 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

1 Timothy 6:1,2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters …

1 Peter 2:18-25 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the …

to please.

Ephesians 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be …

answering again. or, gainsaying.

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