Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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 they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. 11 Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything. 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.


Cross References

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

1 Timothy 3:2

An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,

2 Timothy 3:3

unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,

Leviticus 21:7

They are not to marry a woman defiled by prostitution. They are not to marry one divorced by her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

Leviticus 21:13-15

“He is to marry a woman who is a virgin.

Psalm 15:3

who does not slander with his tongue,
who does not harm his friend
or discredit his neighbor,

Psalm 50:20

You sit, maligning your brother,
slandering your mother’s son.

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone
who secretly slanders his neighbor;
I cannot tolerate anyone
with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Proverbs 10:18

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 25:13

To those who send him, a trustworthy messenger
is like the coolness of snow on a harvest day;
he refreshes the life of his masters.

Jeremiah 9:4

Everyone has to be on guard against his friend.
Don’t trust any brother,
for every brother will certainly deceive,
and every friend spread slander.

Ezekiel 44:22

He is not to marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.

Luke 1:5-6

In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest of Abijah’s division named Zechariah. His wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

John 6:70

Jesus replied to them, “Didn’t I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is the Devil!”

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious.

1 Timothy 1:12

I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry—

1 Timothy 6:2

Those who have believing masters should not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but should serve them better, since those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved.

False Doctrine and Human Greed

Teach and encourage these things.

2 Timothy 4:5

But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

1 Peter 5:8

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

Revelation 12:9-10

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

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