I desire therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, govern the house, giving no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
to be temperate, chaste, good housekeepers, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed.
Let all that are under the yoke of slavery count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine not be blasphemed.
they shall forbid to marry and shall command men to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who are faithful and have known the truth.
sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make bread baked under the ashes.
And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Here, in the tent.
However, because by this deed, thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme; the son that is born unto thee shall surely die.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
Tzaddi She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat bread in idleness.
Then the presidents and governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was found in him.
And the people stood beholding. And the princes also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ, the chosen of God.
Let us, therefore, not judge one another any more, but judge this rather: that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
I say, therefore, to the unmarried men and widowers, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
But what I do, I will continue to do that I may take away the occasion from those who desire it to be found like unto us in that in which they glory.
I desire, therefore, that the men in every place, pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and strife.
But the younger widows refuse, for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,
Let marriage be honourable in all and the bed undefiled; but the fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you; certainly on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.