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2:5 self-controlled. Lit. “sober-minded” (vv. 2, 4, 6, 12; 1:8 note).
working at home. Or, “busy at home.” Contrast the behavior of some of the younger widows at Ephesus (1 Tim. 5:13).
submissive. See note 1 Tim. 2:11.
that the word of God may not be reviled. Paul’s overriding concern throughout this section is that the behavior of Christians reflect positively on the gospel (vv. 8, 10).