Parallel Verses

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].

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:

Amplified

So I want younger widows to get married, have children, manage their households, and not give opponents of the faith any occasion for slander.

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.

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 And on top of that, they learn to be idle, going around from house to house; and not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things they should not be. 14 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]. 15 For some [young widows] have already turned away [from their commitment to God] to serve Satan.



Cross References

Titus 2:5

to be sensible, [morally] pure, [good] homemakers, kind [and] in subjection to their own husbands, so that God's message will not be spoken against.

1 Timothy 6:1

All those people who are under the reins of slavery [i.e., in subjection to someone] should consider their own masters as deserving of full respect, so that God's name and [His] teaching will not be spoken against [i.e., by unbelievers].

1 Timothy 4:3

They forbid people to get married and require them to avoid [eating] certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and [fully] know the truth.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Titus 2:8-29

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Luke 23:35-41

People stood [around] watching [all this], while the leaders even sneered at Him, saying, "He saved other people; [now] let him save himself [i.e., from dying] if he [really] is the Christ, God's specially chosen one."

Romans 14:13

So, we should stop judging one another any more. But instead, you people should determine not to put anything in your brother's way [to cause him] to trip or fall [away from God].

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

Now to those people who are not married [Note: This probably refers to all unmarried people, and not just to widowers, as some think], or who are widows, I say it is [a] good [idea] for them to remain like me [i.e., single. See verse

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I am doing, I will continue to do, so that I can cut off the opportunity from those who want an occasion [to receive financial support for themselves because of my example of receiving it]. They want to boast [that they are preaching] on the same terms as I do. [Note: Paul's argument seems to be that one reason for his foregoing financial support was so those "super apostles" in Corinth (see verse 5) would not be able to use his example to wrongfully exact financial support from the church].

1 Timothy 2:8

Therefore, I want the men to pray in every place [i.e., in all worship assemblies. See verses 1-2], lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative. [Note: This passage stresses both the physical and spiritual aspects of prayer].

1 Timothy 5:11

But refuse [to put] younger widows [on the list. See verse 9], because when they become restless for sensual pleasure, contrary to [their commitment to] Christ, they want to get married [again].

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage should be considered honorable among all people and its sexual responsibilities should be faithfully kept. For God will judge [and condemn] those people who are sexually immoral and who are sexually unfaithful to their mates.

1 Peter 4:14-15

If you are spoken against for being Christians, you have God's blessing, because His glorious Holy Spirit rests upon you [to provide comfort, See John 14:16].

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