Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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

Women must likewise be worthy of respect, not malicious gossips, but 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.

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.

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 also must be tested first; then let them serve [if they] are above reproach. 11 The wives likewise [must be] dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in all [things]. 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing [their] children and their own households well.


Cross References

Titus 2:3

Older women likewise [are to be] reverent in [their] behavior, not slanderous, not enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,

1 Timothy 3:2

Therefore the overseer must be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, skillful in teaching,

2 Timothy 3:3

hardhearted, irreconcilable, slanderous, without self-control, savage, with no interest for what is good,

Leviticus 21:7

" 'They shall not {marry} a woman [who is] a prostitute and defiled, nor shall they {marry} a woman divorced from her husband, because each priest [is] holy for his God.

Leviticus 21:13-15

" 'And he himself must take a wife in her virginity.

Psalm 15:3

He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.

Psalm 50:20

You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your mother's son.

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

Proverbs 10:18

He who conceals hatred [has] lips of deceit, and he who utters slander--he is a fool.

Proverbs 25:13

Like the cold of snow on a day of harvest [is] a faithful messenger to those who send him, and the soul of his master is refreshed.

Jeremiah 9:4

"Let everyone be on your guard against his neighbor, and you must not trust in any brother, for everyone surely betrays, and every neighbor goes about [with] slander.

Ezekiel 44:22

And a widow or divorced [woman] they shall not take for themselves as wives, {but only} a virgin from the offspring of the house of Israel, or the widow who is a widow for a priest they may take.

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil,

Luke 1:5-6

It happened that in the days of Herod, king of Judea, [there was] a certain priest, Zechariah by name, of the division of Abijah. And {he had a wife} from the daughters of Aaron, and her name [was] Elizabeth.

John 6:70

Jesus replied to them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is the devil?"

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So then, we must not sleep like the rest, but must be on the alert and be self-controlled.

1 Timothy 1:12

{I give thanks} to the one who strengthens me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful, placing [me] into ministry,

1 Timothy 6:2

And those who have believing masters must not look down on [them] because they are brothers, but rather they must serve, because those who benefit by their service are believers and dearly loved.

2 Timothy 4:5

But you, be self-controlled in all [things], bear hardship patiently, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all courtesy to all people.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Revelation 12:9-10

And the great dragon was thrown down, the ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

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