Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 at the same time also they learn to be idle, going round about the houses; and not only idle, but also indulging in idle talk, and occupied with unnecessary things, speaking things not becoming. 14 I wish therefore the younger to marry, to bear children, to rule the house, to give no occasion to him opposing for reproach. 15 For already have some turned aside after Satan.



Cross References

Titus 2:5

Of sound mind chaste, remaining at home, good subordinates to their own husbands, that the word of God be not defamed.

1 Timothy 6:1

Let as many servants as are under the yoke deem their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and the doctrines be not defamed.

1 Timothy 4:3

Hindering to marry, to keep from victuals which God created for participation, with thanks, for the faithful and them knowing the truth.

Titus 2:8

The word sound, not to be condemned; that he from the opposite may be changed, having nothing bad to say of you.

Genesis 18:6

And Abraham will hasten to the tent to Sarah, and will say, Hasten thou measures of the finest flour; knead and make cakes.

Genesis 18:9

And they will say to him, Where is Sarah thy wife? and he will say, Behold, in the tent.

2 Samuel 12:14

Only that despising, thou didst cause the enemies of Jehovah to despise by this thing, also the son born to thee, dying, shall die.

Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman built her house but the foolish will pull it down with her hands.

Proverbs 31:27-29

She viewed the goings of her house, and the bread of sloth she will not eat

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and satraps were seeking to find a pretext against Daniel from the part of the kingdom; and they will not be able to find any pretext and corruption, because that he was faithful, and any error and corruption was not found upon him.

Luke 23:35-41

And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also who with them were deriding, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he is Christ, the chosen of God.

Romans 14:13

Then let us no more judge one another: but rather judge ye this, not to put a stumble or offence to thy brother.

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

And I say to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they remain also as I.

2 Corinthians 11:12

And what I do, and I will do, that I shall not cut off the occasion of those wishing the occasion; that in what they boast, they be found as also we.

1 Timothy 2:8

I will therefore men shall pray in every place, lifting up holy hands, without anger and reasoning.

1 Timothy 5:11

And the younger widows reject: for when they conduct themselves arrogantly against Christ, they wish to marry:

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage honoured in all, and the bed unpolluted: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

1 Peter 4:14-15

If ye be reproached in the name of Christ, ye happy; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: by them truly he is defamed, and by you he is praised.

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