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1 Timothy 2:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but, what becomes women making profession of the fear of God, by good works.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, which becometh women promising godliness, through means of good works.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but—which becometh women professing godly piety—through good works.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But, as it becometh women professing godliness, with good works.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But (which becommeth women professing godlines) with good works.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but with good works, as becometh women who profess the fear of Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— but with good works, as becometh women who profess reverence for God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 235
{0235} Prime
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
(which 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
becometh 4241
{4241} Prime
Apparently a primary verb; to tower up (be conspicuous), that is, (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right).
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
women 1135
{1135} Prime
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
professing 1861
{1861} Prime
From G1909 and the base of G0032; to announce upon (reflexively), that is, (by implication) to engage to do something, to assert something respecting oneself.
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
godliness) 2317
{2317} Prime
From G2318; devoutness, that is, piety.
with 1223
{1223} Prime
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
good 18
{0018} Prime
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
works. 2041
{2041} Prime
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 2:9-10.

1 Timothy 2:10

_ _ professingGreek, “promising”: engaging to follow.

_ _ with good works — The Greek preposition is not the same as in 1 Timothy 2:9; “by means of,” or “through good works.” Their adorning is to be effected by means of good works: not that they are to be clothed in, or with, them (Ephesians 2:10). Works, not words in public, is their province (1 Timothy 2:8, 1 Timothy 2:11, 1 Timothy 2:12; 1 Peter 3:1). Works are often mentioned in the Pastoral Epistles in order to oppose the loose living, combined with the loose doctrine, of the false teachers. The discharge of everyday duties is honored with the designation, “good works.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 2:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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; ... For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
2 Peter 3:11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,


1 Timothy 5:6-10 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. ... Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus 3:8 [This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
2 Peter 1:6-8 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; ... For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last [to be] more than the first.
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Pv 31:31. Ac 9:36, 39. Ep 2:10. 1Ti 5:6. Tit 2:14; 3:8. 1P 2:12; 3:3. 2P 1:6; 3:11. Rv 2:19.

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