Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Women [i.e., probably the deacons' wives], in the same way, should be serious-minded [i.e., dignified], not gossips, [but] sober-minded [see verse 2] and trustworthy in everything.

New American Standard Bible

Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

King James Version

Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Holman Bible

Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything.

International Standard Version

Their wives must also be serious. They must not be gossips, but instead be stable and trustworthy in everything.

A Conservative Version

The wives likewise, be honorable, not slanderous, without wine, faithful in all things.

American Standard Version

Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Amplified

[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things.

Anderson New Testament

Their wives likewise must be grave, not slanderers, watchful, faithful in all things.

Bible in Basic English

Women are to be serious in behaviour, saying no evil of others, controlling themselves, true in all things.

Common New Testament

The women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

Daniel Mace New Testament

their wives must be likewise grave, free from scandal, sober, and always faithful.

Darby Translation

The women in like manner grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Godbey New Testament

Likewise let their wives be grave, not tattlers, modest, faithful in all things.

Goodspeed New Testament

Their wives too must be serious, not gossips; they must be temperate, and perfectly trustworthy.

John Wesley New Testament

In like manner their wives must be serious, not slanderers, vigilant, faithful in all things.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Julia Smith Translation

Wives also grave, not accusers, sober, faithful in all things.

King James 2000

Even so must their wives be serious, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wives likewise [must be] dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in all [things].

Modern King James verseion

Even so their wives are to be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Even so must their wives be honest, not evil speakers: but sober, and faithful in all things.

Moffatt New Testament

Their wives must be serious too; they must not be slanderers but temperate and absolutely trustworthy.

Montgomery New Testament

Deaconesses likewise must be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

NET Bible

Likewise also their wives must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect.

New Heart English Bible

Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Noyes New Testament

The women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Sawyer New Testament

The women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, circumspect, faithful in all things.

The Emphasized Bible

Wives, in the same way, - dignified, not given to intrigue, sober, faithful in all things.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Their wives in like manner must be grave women, not addicted to scandal, sober, faithful in all things.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It should be the same with the women. They should be serious, not gossips, sober, and trustworthy in all respects.

Webster

Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Weymouth New Testament

Deaconesses, in the same way, must be sober-minded women, not slanderers, but in every way temperate and trustworthy.

Williams New Testament

The deaconesses too must be serious, not gossips; they must be temperate and perfectly trustworthy.

World English Bible

Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Worrell New Testament

It is needful that their wives, in like manner, be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Worsley New Testament

And their wives likewise grave, not slanderers, sober, and faithful in all things.

Youngs Literal Translation

Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Even so
ὡσαύτως 
Hosautos 
Usage: 12

γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

be grave
σεμνός 
Semnos 
Usage: 4

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

διάβολος 
Diabolos 
Usage: 32

νηφάλεος νηφάλιος 
Nephaleos 
Usage: 3

πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Context Readings

Qualifications For Deacons

10 And these [prospective deacons] should also first be tested, [and] then they should [be appointed to] serve [as deacons] if they are found to be above reproach. 11 Women [i.e., probably the deacons' wives], in the same way, should be serious-minded [i.e., dignified], not gossips, [but] sober-minded [see verse 2] and trustworthy in everything. 12 Deacons should be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own family affairs well.


Cross References

Titus 2:3

Older women, likewise, should be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine, teachers of what is good.

1 Timothy 3:2

Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of [only] one wife, sober-minded [Note: When this word, used here figuratively, is used in its literal sense, it means to abstain from intoxicating drinks], sensible, respectable, hospitable, capable of teaching.

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3-15

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

2 Timothy 3:3

lacking in natural affection, unwilling to be reconciled [to their enemies], slanderers, lacking self-control, brutal, haters of what is good,

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up to the desert by the Holy Spirit in order to be put to the test by the devil.

Luke 1:5-6

In the days of King Herod, of Judea, there was a certain priest named Zacharias of the "Abijah" division. He had a wife named Elizabeth who was a descendant of Aaron.

John 6:70

Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose [all] twelve of you, and one of you is a devil?" [Note: The word "devil" means "adversary" or "opponent"].

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So then, we should not be [spiritually] asleep, like the rest [i.e., the unsaved world], but we should be alert and sober [i.e., in control of our senses].

1 Timothy 1:12

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, appointing me to the ministry [i.e., to His service], because He considered me trustworthy,

1 Timothy 6:2

And those slaves who have believing masters should not despise them, since they are [Christian] brothers, but rather they should serve them all the more [faithfully]. For those [masters] who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved [by them and God]. Teach and exhort people regarding these things.

2 Timothy 4:5

But you should be sober-minded about everything, [willing to] endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sensible and alert; your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring [i.e., hungry] lion looking for someone to [kill and] eat.

Revelation 12:9-10

Then the great dragon was thrown out [of heaven]; he is the snake from ancient times who is [also] called "the Devil," and "Satan," the deceiver of the entire world. He was thrown down to earth along with his angels.

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