The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Treasury of Scripture
Romans 16:2 That you receive her in the Lord, as becomes saints, and that you assist her in whatever business she has need of you...
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;
1 Timothy 2:9,10 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold...
1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
1 Timothy 5:5-10 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day...
1 Peter 3:3-5 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel...
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1 Timothy 3:8,11 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre...
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Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...
Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess...
ContextTeaching Sound Doctrine
1But speak you the things which become sound doctrine: 2That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 7In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity, 8Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 9Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
The aged women, in like manner, in holy attire, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teaching well:
Darby Bible Translation
that the elder women in like manner be in deportment as becoming those who have to say to sacred things, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is right;
King James Bible
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Young's Literal Translation
aged women, in like manner, in deportment as doth become sacred persons, not false accusers, to much wine not enslaved, of good things teachers,