Parallel Verses

Amplified

So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;

King James Version

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Holman Bible

Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.

International Standard Version

Therefore, I want younger widows to remarry, have children, manage their homes, and not give the enemy any chance to ridicule them.

A Conservative Version

I desire therefore the younger women to marry, to bear children, to manage house, to give not one occasion to him who opposes on account of slander.

American Standard Version

I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling:

An Understandable Version

Therefore, I want the younger widows to get married, have children and manage their homes, so that they do not give the enemy [i.e., non-Christians] an opportunity for speaking against [the church].

Anderson New Testament

I will, therefore, that the younger widows marry, bear children, man age the house, and thus give no occasion to the adversaries to speak reproachfully.

Bible in Basic English

So it is my desire that the younger widows may be married and have children, controlling their families, and giving the Evil One no chance to say anything against them,

Common New Testament

So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their homes, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I enjoin therefore the young women to marry, to detest abortion, to govern their families, and give our enemies no handle for reproach.

Darby Translation

I will therefore that the younger marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of reproach.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore I wish the younger women to marry, to raise up children, to rule the house, to give no occasion to the adversary for the sake of reproach;

Goodspeed New Testament

So I would have young women marry and have children and keep house and avoid giving our opponents any excuse for abusing us.

John Wesley New Testament

I counsel therefore the younger women to marry, bear children, guide the family, give no occasion of reproach to the adversary.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I desire therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, govern the house, giving no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Julia Smith Translation

I wish therefore the younger to marry, to bear children, to rule the house, to give no occasion to him opposing for reproach.

King James 2000

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore I want younger [widows] to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give the adversary no opportunity for reproach.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore I want the younger ones to marry, bear children, guide the house, giving no occasion to the adversary because of reproach.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will therefore that the younger women marry and bear children, and guide the house, and give none occasion to the adversary to speak evil.

Moffatt New Testament

So I prefer young widows to marry again, to bear children, to look after their households, and not to afford our opponents any chance of reviling us.

Montgomery New Testament

It is my wish, then, that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule their houses, and give no occasion to our adversary for railing.

NET Bible

So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us.

New Heart English Bible

I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, and give no occasion to the adversary for reviling.

Noyes New Testament

I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, guide the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Sawyer New Testament

I wish therefore the younger women to marry, bear children, keep house, give no occasion of reproach to the enemy;

The Emphasized Bible

I am minded, therefore, that, the younger ones, marry, bear children, be mistress of the house, - giving, no single occasion, unto the opposer, as a cause, of reviling;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I would therefore have the younger widows to marry, bear children, govern their house, give no occasion to the adversary to bring a reproach on them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore I advise young widows to marry, bear children, and attend to their homes, and so avoid giving the enemy an opportunity for scandal.

Webster

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Weymouth New Testament

I would therefore have the younger women marry, bear children, rule in domestic matters, and furnish the Adversary with no excuse for slander.

Williams New Testament

So I would have the younger women marry, have children, and keep house, so as not to give our opponents any occasion for slander.

World English Bible

I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, and give no occasion to the adversary for insulting.

Worrell New Testament

I desire, therefore, that younger widows marry, bear children, rule a house-hold, give no occasion to the adversary for reproach;

Worsley New Testament

I would therefore have the younger widows marry, bear children, manage houshold affairs, and give no occasion to the adversary for reproach.

Youngs Literal Translation

I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I will
βούλομαι 
Boulomai 
will, would, be minded, intend, be disposed, be willing, list, of his own will
Usage: 31

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

γαμέω 
Gameo 
Usage: 15

νέος νεώτερος 
Neos 
Usage: 11

γαμέω 
Gameo 
Usage: 15

τεκνογονέω 
Teknogoneo 
Usage: 1

guide the house
οἰκοδεσποτέω 
Oikodespoteo 
guide the house
Usage: 1

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

ἀφορμή 
Aphorme 
Usage: 7

to the adversary
ἀντίκειμαι 
Antikeimai 
Usage: 7

References

Context Readings

Instructions About Widows

13 Moreover, as they go about from house to house, they learn to be idlers, and not only idlers, but gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not say and talking of things they should not mention. 14 So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach. 15 For already some [widows] have turned aside after Satan.



Cross References

Titus 2:5

To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).

1 Timothy 6:1

Let all who are under the yoke as bond servants esteem their own [personal] masters worthy of honor and fullest respect, so that the name of God and the teaching [about Him] may not be brought into disrepute and blasphemed.

1 Timothy 4:3

Who forbid people to marry and [teach them] to abstain from [certain kinds of] foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and have [an increasingly clear] knowledge of the truth.

Titus 2:8

And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Quickly get ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and bake cakes.

Genesis 18:9

And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, [She is here] in the tent.

2 Samuel 12:14

Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child that is born to you shall surely die.

Proverbs 14:1

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 31:27-29

She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

Luke 23:35-41

Now the people stood by [ calmly and leisurely] watching; but the rulers scoffed and sneered ( turned up their noses) at Him, saying, He rescued others [ from death]; let Him now rescue Himself, if He is the Christ (the Messiah) of God, His Chosen One!

Romans 14:13

Then let us no more criticize and blame and pass judgment on one another, but rather decide and endeavor never to put a stumbling block or an obstacle or a hindrance in the way of a brother.

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

But to the unmarried people and to the widows, I declare that it is well (good, advantageous, expedient, and wholesome) for them to remain [single] even as I do.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, I will continue to do, [for I am determined to maintain this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who would like [to find an occasion and incentive] to claim that in their boasted [mission] they work on the same terms that we do.

1 Timothy 2:8

I desire therefore that in every place men should pray, without anger or quarreling or resentment or doubt [in their minds], lifting up holy hands.

1 Timothy 5:11

But refuse [to enroll on this list the] younger widows, for when they become restive and their natural desires grow strong, they withdraw themselves against Christ [and] wish to marry [again].

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

1 Peter 4:14-15

If you are censured and suffer abuse [because you bear] the name of Christ, blessed [are you -- "happy, fortunate, to be envied, with life-joy, and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of your outward condition], because the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God, is resting upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

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