Parallel Verses

Amplified

Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].

New American Standard Bible

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

King James Version

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Holman Bible

Older men are to be level headed, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.

International Standard Version

Older men are to be sober, serious, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.

A Conservative Version

Aged men are to be without wine, noble, serious minded, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

American Standard Version

that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:

An Understandable Version

Older men should be sober-minded [See note at I Tim. 3:2], dignified [i.e., respectable], sensible, sound in the faith [or, "in their faith"], in their love and in their perseverance.

Anderson New Testament

that the aged men be vigilant, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

Bible in Basic English

That old men are to be simple in their tastes, serious, wise, true in faith, in love, and of a quiet mind.

Common New Testament

The older men are to be temperate, serious, sensible, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but what is agreeable to sound doctrine: advise the aged to be prudent, grave, temperate, sound in faith,

Darby Translation

that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

Godbey New Testament

That the elderly men be sober, grave, prudent, sound in faith, in divine love, in patience:

Goodspeed New Testament

Teach the older men to be temperate, serious, and sensible??en of vigorous faith, love, and steadfastness.

John Wesley New Testament

serious, prudent, sound in faith, love, patience:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that the aged men be temperate, venerable, prudent, sound in faith, in charity, in tolerance.

Julia Smith Translation

The aged men to be sober, grave, of sound mind, sound in the faith, in love, in patience.

King James 2000

That the aged men be sensible, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Older men are to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, [and] in endurance.

Modern King James verseion

aged men to be temperate, sensible, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That the elder men be sober, honest, discreet, sound in the faith, in love and in patience.

Moffatt New Testament

Tell the older men to be temperate, serious, masters of themselves, sound in faith, in love, and in stedfastness.

Montgomery New Testament

that the older men be self-controlled, serious and sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

NET Bible

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.

New Heart English Bible

that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:

Noyes New Testament

that aged men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

Sawyer New Testament

That the aged men be sober, grave, of sound mind, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

The Emphasized Bible

That, aged men, be, sober, grave, sober-minded, healthy in their faith, love, endurance;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Teach that the older men should be temperate, serious, and discreet; strong in faith, love, and endurance.

Webster

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience;

Weymouth New Testament

Exhort aged men to be temperate, grave, sober-minded, robust in their faith, their love and their patience.

Williams New Testament

the older men to be temperate, serious, and sensible, healthy in faith, in love, and in steadfastness;

World English Bible

that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:

Worrell New Testament

that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

Worsley New Testament

that aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in love, in patience:

Youngs Literal Translation

aged men to be temperate, grave, sober, sound in the faith, in the love, in the endurance;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

the aged men
πρεσβύτης 
Presbutes 
Usage: 3

be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

νηφάλεος νηφάλιος 
Nephaleos 
Usage: 3

σεμνός 
Semnos 
Usage: 4

σώφρων 
Sophron 
Usage: 4

ὑγιαίνω 
Hugiaino 
sound, be sound, be whole, whole, wholesome, be in health, safe and sound
Usage: 10

in faith
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

in charity
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

Context Readings

Sound Instruction And Consistent Behavior

1 But [as for] you, teach what is fitting and becoming to sound (wholesome) doctrine [the character and right living that identify true Christians]. 2 Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ]. 3 Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,


Cross References

1 Timothy 3:11

[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things.

Titus 1:13

And this account of them is [really] true. Because it is [true], rebuke them sharply [deal sternly, even severely with them], so that they may be sound in the faith and free from error,

1 Peter 4:7

But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer.

Leviticus 19:32

You shall rise up before the hoary head and honor the face of the old man and [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.

Romans 12:3

For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.

1 Timothy 3:2

Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher,

1 Peter 5:8

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [ in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

Job 12:12

With the aged [you say] is wisdom, and with length of days comes understanding.

Psalm 92:14

[Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].

Proverbs 16:31

The hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

Isaiah 65:20

There shall no more be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who dies prematurely; for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner who dies when only a hundred years old shall be [thought only a child, cut off because he is] accursed.

Mark 5:15

And they came to Jesus and looked intently and searchingly at the man who had been a demoniac, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, [the same man] who had had the legion [of demons]; and they were seized with alarm and struck with fear.

Luke 8:35

And [people] went out to see what had occurred, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right (sound) mind; and they were seized with alarm and fear.

Acts 24:25

But as he continued to argue about uprightness, purity of life (the control of the passions), and the judgment to come, Felix became alarmed and terrified and said, Go away for the present; when I have a convenient opportunity, I will send for you.

1 Corinthians 9:25

Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Awake [ from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God's presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 5:13

For if we are beside ourselves [mad, as some say], it is for God and concerns Him; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit,

Galatians 5:23

Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [ that can bring a charge].

Philippians 4:8

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

1 Thessalonians 5:6

Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect).

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corslet) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

1 Timothy 1:5

Whereas the object and purpose of our instruction and charge is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere (unfeigned) faith.

1 Timothy 3:4

He must rule his own household well, keeping his children under control, with true dignity, commanding their respect in every way and keeping them respectful.

1 Timothy 3:8

In like manner the deacons [must be] worthy of respect, not shifty and double-talkers but sincere in what they say, not given to much wine, not greedy for base gain [craving wealth and resorting to ignoble and dishonest methods of getting it].

Titus 1:8

But he must be hospitable (loving and a friend to believers, especially to strangers and foreigners); [he must be] a lover of goodness [of good people and good things], sober-minded (sensible, discreet), upright and fair-minded, a devout man and religiously correct, temperate and keeping himself in hand.

Titus 2:7

And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.

1 Peter 1:13

So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.

2 Peter 1:6

And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),

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