What shall Aged men Teach and who?

Tit 2:1  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine

  • Please reference the video lesson on "What is sound doctrine" for full understanding of what the sound doctrine of the Church is. It is important to understand because an aged man, has to be in behavior that is becoming of holiness, which means he has to be an example of a true believer before he is qualified to teach others beside his own household. A man must indeed teach his own children and bring them up in the nurture of the doctrine of Alahayim, but there are requirements for a man to be qualified to teach another's children anything according to the scriptures. Please reference "Raising Righteous Children " for exhortation on raising one's own children.

Definitions:

1. Aged men G4246
Original: πρεσβύτης
Transliteration: presbutēs
Phonetic: pres-boo'-tace
Thayer Definitionan old man, an aged man,ambassador
Origin: G4225
 G4245
Strong's Definition: Comparative of πρέσβυς  presbus  (elderly); older ; as noun, a senior ; specifically an
Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian " presbyter" : - elder (-est), old

 

  • The aged men are defined as a senior (old man), which is from the age of 60 years old and upward according to the estimations in Leviticus 27:7. Men, whether qualified or unqualified in behavior that is becoming of holiness, are not to teach or hold conversations with other men's wives in the Faith. They are not to teach or hold conversations with other men's virgins in the Faith unless they have permission from their father. It is righteous to greet people, but there is no need to hold conversations with another man's wife or virgin in the Faith. To gaze upon a woman that is another's wife is sin in the sight of Adono Yache. Nor is it expedient to look on every woman's beauty lest one be taken by lust or to gaze upon another's maid (daughter) or hold a conversation at length without permission from her father. It is a shame to gaze upon another's wife or maid (daughter/female servant). It is not becoming of a believer to dote upon women in general. It is also unrighteous for a man alone to sit in the midst of women (that are not your wives /daughters) or be meddlesome in the affairs of womankind.

Sir 42:1,12

[1]Of these things be not thou ashamed, and accept no person to sin thereby:

[12]Behold not every body's beauty, and sit not in the midst of women.

Sir 42:13  

For from garments cometh a moth, and from women wickedness. (the commands are to prevent a man from falling into wickedness.) 

Sir 9:9

[9]Sit not at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction. (It is the spirit of desire that would lead one to sit with another man's wife.)

Reuben 3:9

9 And now, my children, love the truth, and it will preserve you: hear ye the words of Reuben your father.

10 Pay no heed to the face of a woman, Nor associate with another man’s wife, Nor meddle with affairs of
womankind.

associate: connect someone with someone else in one's mind; be involved with; allow oneself to be connected with or seen to be supportive of; meet or have dealings with someone  regarded with disapproval.

  • Men are not to sit or associate with other men's wives. It is not well to be busy or gazing upon his maid either.

Sir 41:16,21-22
[16]Therefore be shamefaced according to my word: for it is not good to retain all shamefacedness; neither
is it altogether approved in every thing.

[21] And to turn away thy face from thy kinsman; or to take away a portion or a gift; or to gaze upon another man's wife.
[22]Or to be overbusy with his maid, and come not near her bed; or of upbraiding speeches before friends;
and after thou hast given, upbraid not;

overbusy: excessively busy; having a great deal to do, keep oneself occupied

Sir 9:5

[5]Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.

gazelook steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought.

  • Men are not to gaze upon men's daughters, be excessively busy, nor be occupied with them.

Ecclesiasticus 9:3-9
[3]Meet not with an harlot, lest thou fall into her snares.
[4]Use not much the company of a woman that is a singer, lest thou be taken with her attempts.
[6]Give not thy soul unto harlots, that thou lose not thine inheritance.
[7]Look not round about thee in the streets of the city, neither wander thou in the solitary place thereof.
[8]
Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty; for many have been
deceived by the beauty of a woman
; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.

  • Men have to be on guard at all times not to be given over to the spirit of lusts to gaze or dote upon women in general.

Sir 25:2  

Three sorts of men my soul hateth, and I am greatly offended at their life: a poor man that is proud, a rich man that is a liar, and an old adulterer that doateth. ​

doting:  extremely and uncritically fond of someone; adoring.

 Pro 6:25  

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 
Pro 6:26  

For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. 

Mat 5:28  

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

  • Men ought not to get involved in other men's households.​ He is deemed as a foolish man that does so according to the scriptures.

Ecclesiasticus 21:22-24
[22]A foolish man's foot is soon in his neighbour's house: but a man of experience is ashamed of him.
[23]A fool will peep in at the door into the house: but he that is well nurtured will stand without.
[24]It is the rudeness of a man to hearken at the door: but a wise man will be grieved with the disgrace.

  1. An unqualified aged man is exhorted to teach his own household and continue growing to meet the qualifications of a true believer in sound doctrine. Until one fulfills those requirements, it is not lawful or expedient to teach anyone else's children because one would be an hypocrite.

  •  Men teach their own household according to the following: (please visit the section on raising children as well.)

The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians 2:6

[6] And teach ourselves first to walk according to the commandments of Ahayah; and then your wives to walk likewise according to the faith that is given to them; in charity; and in purity; loving their own husbands with all sincerity, and all others alike with all temperance; and to bring up their children in the instruction and fear of Ahayah. (Men must first walk according to the commandments, then teach their wives likewise to abide in the fruits. This will enable them to bring their children up in the instruction and fear of Ahayah.)

I Clem 2:6

let us fear the Adono Yache Meshiyacha, whose blood was given for us. Let us reverence our rulers; let us honour our leaders; let us instruct our young men in the lesson of the fear of Alahayim. let us guide our women toward that which is good. (A man must guide his wife to righteousness by being an example to her.)

I Clem 2:7 let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity; let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their tongue through their silence; let them show their love, nor in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that fear Alahayim, in holiness. Let our children be partakers of the instruction which is in Meshiyacha: 
1 Clem. 21:8

let them learn how lowliness of mind prevaileth with Alahayim, what power chaste love hath with Alahayim, how the fear of Him is good and great and saveth all them that walk therein in a pure mind with holiness.
Ephesians 6:4
[4]And,
ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Adono.

  • On the other hand, there are qualifications that must be met in order to teach someone else's children. One has to be grounded and stable in the fruits of the Spirit before one is qualified to teach another's children. Yache said one must get the beam out of one's own eye first, to see clearly to get the mote of of another's eye, which means we can't be hypocrites, by not keeping the faith while trying to teach it to others. we would be counted as reprobates and cast away. {II Cor 13:5;9:27} It is not righteous to teach other people what we are not sound and grounded in ourselves.

Matthew 7:3-5
[3]And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in
thine own eye?
[4]Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in
thine own eye?
[5]Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the
mote out of thy brother's eye.
(It is hypocrisy to teach another person things we do not do ourselves. This is the leaven of the pharisees. Yache said "beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy"[Luke 12:1]..And again he says, " do not after their works,for they say, and do not."[Matt 23:3] He has admonished us not to be like this because it is not according to the truth of the Gospel. We are unrighteous if we lay burdens on others by instructing them to do something that we ourselves have not taken the time to do that the person may have an example.)
Matthew 23:4,26,28
[4]For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders;
but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

[26]Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them
may be clean also.
(We have to cleanse ourselves within by bearing all the fruits of righteousness first that
we may be clean.)

[28]Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.(We are no different if we don't achieve soundness in the faith of Yache and be grounded in the the end goal of charity.)

  • Yache has given us the example in himself, he was a doer of righteousness which is what truly teaches
    others how to be righteous. He set an example by his good works as his teaching tool.​

Testament of Dan 6:9

And the things which ye have heard from your father, do ye also impart to your children [that the Saviour of the Gentiles may receive you; for he is true and long-suffering, meek and lowly, and 10 teacheth by his works the law of Alahayim].

John 13:15-17
[15]For
I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Matthew 11:28-30
[28]Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
[29]Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto
your souls.
[30]For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
John 13:16-17
[16]Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The servant is not greater than his adono; neither he that is sent greater
than he that sent him.

[17]If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. 

 

  •  One was to walk worthy of the Gospel to be a disciple of Yache. We are commanded  even as Paul exhorted Timothy to be an example of a believer.


1 Timothy 4:12,15-16
[12]Let no man despise thy youth; but
be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in
charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 1:5
[5]
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith
unfeigned:

I Tim 4:15-16
[15]
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
[16]Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save
thyself, and them that hear thee.

  • Paul was an example himself because that is how we truly preach the gospel. 

1Co 2:4 

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 
1Co 2:5  

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of Alahayim

 

  • Yache's disciples walk in his word so that all men may know they are his disciples.

John 8:31
[31]Then said
Yache to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples
indeed;

John 13:34-35

[34]A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one
another
.
[35]By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 15:8
[8]
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 

 

With this understanding, we can be encouraged to get ourselves right before teaching others. Now we can review the qualifications to teach other people's young women and young men.


Titus 2:1-3
[1]But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 
[2]That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
[3]The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to
much wine, teachers of good things;

 

These are the qualifications to teach:

  1.  Sober: serious, sensible, solemn, and composed; not drunk, not affected by alcohol.

  2.  Grave: something that is serious or taken seriously or doing something in a solemn or sedate manner, self control.

  3.  Temperate: showing moderation or self-restraint. 

  4. Sound: to be uncorrupt (true in doctrine), wholesome. In good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased.

  5.  Sound in faith: complete trust or confidence in Ahayah Alahayim and Adono Yache.

  6. Sound in charity: kindness and tolerance in judging others; love of all creation.

  7.  Sound in patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

  8. Behaviour that is becoming of holiness: a state of being set apart from all lust of the flesh and world by being obedient to the voice of Alahayim. Being set apart as Ahayah is set apart. sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious.)

  9.  Not false accusers: speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation. One who maligns another by making malicious and false or defamatory statements.

  10. Not given to much wine: a person who is habitually drunk. An immoderate consumer of wine; drunkard; alcoholic in all its forms.

  11. Teachers of good things: One must teach one's own house the good things of the Gospel with much nurture and exhortation as an example of a believer who does the things that are becoming of holiness.

Definitions:

  • Sober G3524

Strong's Definition: From G3525; sober, that is, (figuratively) circumspect: - sober, vigilant.


Vigilant: keeping careful watch for dangers or difficulties.

Circumspect: wary or unwilling to take risk
 

  • Grave G4586

Strong's Definition: From G4576; venerable, that is, honorable: - grave, honest,

Venerable: accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character. 

Honourable: bringing or deserving honour; morally correct.
Honest: free of deceit; truthful and sincere

 

  • Temperate G4998

Thayer Definition: of a sound mind, sane, in one's senses; curbing one's desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate.
Strong's Definition: From the base of G4982 and that of G5424; safe(sound) in mind, that is, self
controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion): -discreet, sober, temperate,

Sound mind: fair minded; balanced; impartial in judgement; just; keeping or showing a balance; in good proportions; taking everything into account; Rational, able to think/reason clearly. Stable and clouded by emotion.
Sane: reasonable or sensible. (of a person) of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill.
Self control: is the ability to regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of temptations and
impulses. Restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires.
Discreet: careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something
confidential or to avoid embarrassment. Intentionally not conspicuous or attracting attention.

 

  • Sound G5198

Strong's Definition: From G5199; to have sound health, that is, be well (in body); figuratively to be uncorrupt (true in doctrine): - be in health, (be safe and) sound, (be) whole (-some)

  • Faith G4102

Strong's Definition: From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence ; moral conviction (of religious truth,
or the truthfulness of Alahayim or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

  • Charity G26

Thayer Definition: brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence.
Strong's Definition: From G25; love, that is, affection or benevolence ; specifically (plural) a love
feast: - (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love. Brotherly love: feelings of humanity and compassion
towards one's fellow humans.

 

Benevolence: the quality of being well meaning;kindness.

Affection: a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.

Dear: regarded with deep affection.

Love: an intense feeling of deep affection. A great interest or pleasure in something.
Good will: friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude


I Cor 13:4-7 

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Romans 12:9-10

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

Romans 13:10

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
 

Definitions:

  • Patience G5281

Thayer Definition: steadfastness, constancy, endurance; in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings patiently, and steadfastly a patient, steadfast waiting for; a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance
Strong's Definition: From G5278; cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy: - enduring, patience,
patient continuance (waiting).


Endurance: the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way
Constancy: the quality of being faithful and dependable, enduring and unchanging.
Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

 

  • Becometh holiness G2412

Thayer Definition: befitting men, places, actions or sacred things to Alahayim; reverent.


Reverent: feeling or showing deep or solemn respect.
 

  • Holiness G40

Strong's Definition: From ἅγοςhagos (an awful thing) compare G53, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure,
morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated): - (most) holy (one, thing), saint.


Pure: not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material; free from any contamination.

Blameless: innocent of wrongdoing.
Saint: a very virtuous, kind, or patient person


1 Peter 1:15-16
[15]But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;G391
[16]Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
G391 
Thayer Definition: manner of life, conduct, behaviour, deportment.

----One's behaviour must be holy in order to be holy as our Alahayim.

 

  • False accuser G1228

Thayer Definition: prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely, a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer. Metaphorically applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of Alahayim, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him
Strong's Definition: From G1225; a traducer; specifically Satan(compare [H7854]): - false accuser, devil, slanderer.


Slanderer: The utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation. A false and defamatory oral statement about a person
Calumniate: To charge falsely and knowingly with a crime or offense; to propagate evil reports with a
design to injure the reputation of another. To accuse or charge one falsely, and knowingly, with some crime,
offense, or something, disreputable; to slander.
Traducer: To calumniate; to vilify; to defame; willfully to misrepresent.

 

  • Not given G1402 to much G4183 wine G3631

G1402

Strong's Definition: From G1401; to enslave (literally or figuratively): - bring into (be under) bondage, X given, become (make) servant
G4183

Thayer Definition: many, much, large
G3631

Thayer Definition: wine

--This is literally describing someone with a drinking problem who is enslaved to much drinking.

 

  • Teacher of good things G2567

Strong's Definition: From G2570and G1320; a teacher of the right: - teacher of good things
Teach: cause (someone) to learn or understand something by example or experience. To impart knowledge
to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something.
Right: morally good, justified, or acceptable. true or correct as a fact.
Good: that which is morally right; righteousness; having the required qualities; of a high standard.

 

  • One has to walk as an example of right and good things being instructed out of the law. [Rom 2:17] By one's example, one shall teach one's own children through one's actions and imparting knowledge unto them through exhortation and admonition in meekness. These are all the qualities one must exemplify in one's self and teach to one's children first.

​When one is operating in the previous mentioned fruits of the Spirit, which qualify one to be in behavior that is becoming of holiness, then one may be allowed to teach other people's young children (boys and girls) and young men in the Body. One may not teach other men's wives or virgins in the Body.

  • Understanding what "teach" means:  The word "teach G4994" in Titus 2:4 means "restore one to his senses; to hold one to his duty, to admonish, to exhort earnestly; to make of sound mind." So one can see the purpose of teaching is to bring a person back to a sensible thinking, which is to think according to the mind of Meshiyacha and be obedient unto their parents as He was unto his parents which is their duty.

Definition:

G4994

Thayer Definition: restore one to his senses, to moderate, control, curb, disciple, to hold one to his duty, to admonish, to exhort earnestly

Strong's Definition: From G4998; to make of sound mind, that is, (figuratively) to discipline or correct: -teach to be sober.

So when the opportunity arises to do good and teach,  the righteous will exhort the person back to a sound mind in meekness with earnest exhortation, not upbraiding, railing, pride, or rough speech, but in speech seasoned with salt that it may minister grace to the hearer. 

Gal 6:1  

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 

Col 4:6 

 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 

Eph 4:29  

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 

Tit 2:4  

That they may teach the young G3501 women G3588 to be sober,  to love their husbands, to love their children,

Tit 2:6  

Young menG3501 likewise exhort to be sober minded

Definition:

Young men G3501
G3501
Original: νέος νεώτερος
Transliteration: neos neōteros
Phonetic: neh'-os
Thayer Definition: recently born, young, youthful, new
Strong's Definition: A primary word, including the comparative (second form); " new", that is, (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh ; figuratively regenerate: - new, young

 

  • In the admonitions to Titus, "young women" by definition was referring "to recently born or youthful" females, which are young children, not women that are of age for marriage or married women. A woman of marriageable age is a female that has reached the age of womanhood having an issue of blood which is the tokens of virginity to signify that she is virgin of marriageable age. Also, a married woman is another man's wife. It is not permitted for an aged man to teach other men's virgins or wives in the Faith because a man ought not to trespass against his brother and the virgin is cleaved in possession unto her father until she be married and the wife is the man's bones and flesh.  "Young men" by definition is referring to "recently born or youthful" males, which are young children too. the aged men can teach and exhort other people's young children. They may teach and exhort young men too. All things must be done decently and in order [I Cor 14:40 ] so there is a proper way to operate within the Body.

  •  young children: The first and primary method of teaching other's children is to set an example of a believer for them to see and learn by observation. Children must be brought up in a supportive and nurturing community and the support of their parents starts with setting that righteous example for the children so that they may see the admonitions of their parents are right and good by the evidence of the behavior of those around them. Aged men may teach and exhort other people's young children, boys and girls, when their parents aren't around as a support to their parents by telling them to be obedient to their masters and remember their Adono's commands. We do not discipline other people's children with the rod because it is their parents responsibility to correct and instruct their children wit the rod when needed. We are supporters of one another by looking out for one another. If one sees a child doing something that is not right or dangerous, while their parents are there, one must tell the parents, so that the parents may take care of the issue so as not to usurp authority over the parents of the child. Of course if a child is in danger, use wisdom and help the child if the parent is not attentive to the endangerment of their child at the moment. 

Tit 2:4  

That they may teach G4994 the young women to be sober,  to love their husbands, to love their children,

Tit 2:6  

Young men likewise exhort G3780 to be sober minded

Definition:

G3870
παρακαλέω
parakaleō
par-ak-al-eh'-o
From G3844 and G2564; to call near, that is, invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation): - beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort (-ation), intreat, pray.

All things must be done in decently and in order, [I Cor 14:40] so there is a proper way to go about teaching other people's young children and young  men in the Body of Christ.

 

  • Young Men: A "man" is one who has reached manhood by being able to bear children, which makes him of marriageable age. An aged man is to be held in honor by the younger men as saith the law. [Lev 19:32] An aged man may teach a younger man when his parents are not present to obey the commands of his adono and be sober minded if he is walking disorderly, then let his father know what happened so that his parents may instruct him in righteousness. If his parents are present, then the aged man ought to speak unto the man's father if he see the man behaving unseemly so as not to usurp authority over his father, the head of the household. Concerning married men, the law instructs that if one is taken in a fault, one must restore such an one in the spirit of meekness [Galatians 6:1-2] and speak between you and him alone that one may gain one's brother [Matt 18:15-16] and not suffer sin upon him. [Leviticus 19:17-18].

Lev 19:32  

Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy Alahayim: I am AHAYAH. 

1 Peter 5:5-9

5  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for Alahayim resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1Pe 2:17  

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear Alahayim. Honour the king. 

Lev 19:17  

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. (one must rebuke in meekness lest one be tempted by the devil to sin against the brother.)
Gal 6:1  

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted

Lev 19:18 

 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am AHAYAH

1Ti 5:1  

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 

  • VirginsAged men do not teach other men's virgins in the Body of Christ. Aged men help the parents of virgins by being an example of a believer, but one ought not to commune with a man's virgin without his knowledge, for she must learn from her father and her brethren. if the virgin is behaving herself unseemly and her father is present then speak unto her father of the report so that he may instruct his daughter so that things may be done in proper order. One must be mindful not to be overbusy with the man's maid, nor overstep the authority of the man in his household.

  • A father has a care over his daughters body [[Sirach 7:24] seeing as though he is her head [I Cor 11:3] and the man is the Savior of the body even as Christ is the savior of the Church. [Eph 5:23]. The father has a responsibility for his daughters, so we have to be mindful to respect his authority.

Sir 7:23  

Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth. 
Sir 7:24  

Hast thou daughters? have a care of their body, and shew not thyself cheerful toward them. (This is why an aged man, and all men, have to respect a man concerning his daughters because the has care over their body until they be given in marriage.)
Sir 7:25  

Marry thy daughter, and so shalt thou have performed a weighty matter: but give her to a man of understanding. 

Sir 42:9  

The father waketh for the daughter, when no man knoweth; and the care for her taketh away sleep: when she is young, lest she pass away the flower of her age; and being married, lest she should be hated: 
Sir 42:10  

In her virginity, lest she should be defiled and gotten with child in her father's house; and having an husband, lest she should misbehave herself; and when she is married, lest she should be barren. 
Sir 42:11  

Keep a sure watch over a shameless daughter, lest she make thee a laughingstock to thine enemies, and a byword in the city, and a reproach among the people, and make thee ashamed before the multitude. ​

  • A daughter is the possession of her father until she be married to a man, so until the time she is given in marriage, she is under the power of her brothers, the sons of her father, that she may be guided and nurtured to learn reverence for her head (father) and shamefacedness towards men (brothers), so that she may reverence her husband when she given in marriage by her experience and nurturing from a youth through her reverential love toward her father and brethren. Hence aged men do not teach other men's young daughters unless her parents are not there. The purpose is to ensure that the child is brought up in an environment where she is in subjection to her parents and brothers, while the other adults support the parents by notifying them of their child's behavior when they are present and when they are absent. The aged men that are qualified, if they see the virgin going astray and her parents aren't around, notify her father when opportunity arises. If her parents are around and one sees something wrong, speak to her father about it which gives respect to the parents over the household that the name of Alahayim be not blasphemed. That daughter is her father's maid [Sir3:7] and we are not to judge another man's servant. [Rom 14:4] Her parents and the males of her father's household shall teach her and raise her up in the nurture of Yache while the aged men are only to support her parents by setting an example of a believer and notifying the father if there is any disorderly conduct, so that her parents may correct her that she may learn to be obedient to her masters and know that the community is supportive of her parents. One ought not to usurp authority over her parents to speak to their virgin daughter. As servants of Alahayim we must show due respect unto our neighbors and not disrespect or diminish their authority given them as the parents of their children.

  • Men's Wives: Aged men do not teach to other men's wives in the Body of Christ because the woman is the flesh of her husband, so one must speak unto her husband if one sees the her walking disorderly. A wife is to be in subjection to her own husband so an aged man would not want to sin against them by usurping authority over her husband and setting a stumbling block for her by speaking unto her when she has a master already and she is instructed to learn from her husband in the law. [ ICor 14:35] Whether her husband is present or not, and an aged man see her doing anything contrary to sound doctrine, which includes being disrespectful to the admonitions of Adono Yache, being disobedient to her husband's commands, or not instructing their children in righteousness, then the aged men should speak unto the woman's husband about the matter so as not to usurp authority over the man. if the woman's husband is not present,  speak to him about the matter when an opportunity arises. Remember, a married woman is the man's flesh and we must respect that man in the truth of the gospel. 

  • These are the things to exhort female children to do that they may be nourished in words of righteousness to become good wives when they become of age.

Titus 2:4-5,9
[4]That they may teach the young women G3501 to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
[5]To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of Alahayim
be not blasphemed.
(All the things an older person would say to a young girl are the same exhortations that her parents give her for her to know and understand they are teaching her the right things.)

[9]Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; (The main thing aged men ought to exhort young girls to do is to be obedient to their parents, whom they are to serve as their masters so that they may be obedient unto their future husbands.)

Sir 3:7

He that feareth Ahayah, will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters.

Titus 2:10

[10]Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of Alahayim our Saviour in all things.

Titus 3:1-2,8

[1]Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every goodwork, (Young women must have respect for the guides and ministers of the Church, and be ready to bear the fruits of good works.

[2]To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. (We are to exhort the young girls not to be slanderers, nor contentious, but gentle, meek and quiet spirited in the fruits of the Spirit.)

[8]This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in Alahayim might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men

  • Teach the young boys and men the following: 

Titus 2:6,9

[6]Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. (Teach young boys and men to be self controlled, so they may guide their households when they come of age to be married. This also helps them prepare for being temperate and sensible guides from a youth if they have sisters who they have to guide to obey their father. This also helps the young men that are already married to be exhorted to stay in the right mind to guide their households according to knowledge.)
[9]Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not
answering again;
(The young boys and men are to be exhorted to obey their masters, who are their parents.)

Sir 3:7

He that feareth Ahayah, will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters. 

Titus 2:10
[10]Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of Alahayim our Saviour in all things.
(As we see, these are the things we ought to exhort other people's young boys and men to do so that the doctrine of Alahayim be glorified.)
Titus 3:1-2
[1]Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good
work,
(Young boys and men must understand to have respect for the guides and ministers of the Church, and be ready to bear the fruits of good works.)

1 Peter 5:5-9

5  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for Alahayim resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of Alahayim, that he may exalt you in due time:

7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

Titus 3:8
[2]To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
[8]This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed
in Alahayim might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

1 Clem. 21:6

[6] Let us fear the Adọnọ Yache [Meshiyacha], whose blood was given for us. Let us reverence our rulers; let us honor our elders; let us instruct our young men in the lesson of the fear of Alahayim. Let us guide our women toward that which is good:

  • In righteousness, a man ought not to speak with another man's wife or maiden (daughter) because he should speak with her husband or father. Good manners in greeting suffice when asking where her husband or father is. Any much further, gives opportunity for reproach. The man must speak with her husband/father to do things in proper order. We are not to meddle with other men's servants. We have Abraham for example of how men ought to speak if there is no man there, and how the conversation needs to be short and concerning the man, not the woman. Both the wicked and the good woman alike did not speak until they were spoken to, which shows women don't need to be looking speak to men. The good woman had good manners in nourishing the guest of her husband while he tarried, which is a righteous thing to do. She was very meek and hospitable, but did not seek or have a personal dialogue with the man beyond the necessityicity of hospitality.

Jasher 21:22.

And in some time after, Abraham said to Sarah his wife, I will go and see my son Ishmael, for I have a desire to see him, for I have not seen him for a long time.

23. And Abraham rode upon one of his camels to the wilderness to seek his son Ishmael, for he heard that he was dwelling in a tent in the wilderness with all belonging to him.

24. And Abraham went to the wilderness, and he reached the tent of Ishmael about noon, and he asked after Ishmael, and he found the wife of Ishmael sitting in the tent with her children, and Ishmael her husband and his mother were not with them. (He called for Ishmael first without speaking to the woman to seek for the man first.)

25. And Abraham asked the wife of Ishmael, saying, where has Ishmael gone? And she said, he has gone to the field to hunt, and Abraham was still mounted upon the camel, for he would not get off to the ground as he had sworn to his wife Sarah that he would not get off from the camel. (Abraham directly asked where her husband was, he did not have an extended conversation with her, even though she was his daughter in law. He was sincere, peaceable and direct. We are not to speak unto other men's wife's or daughters more than is needed when we can just speak the their husband or fathers)

26. And Abraham said to Ishmael’s wife, my daughter give me a little water that I may drink, for I am fatigued from the journey. (She was his daughter in law, so he said "my daughter" to give her an opportunity to know who he was to her, but she was an unrighteous woman sadly and took no notice. Yet he did not take the conversation beyond the necessities of dialogue, nor did he reprove her, but gave her a message for her husband to take care of his own wife.)

27. And Ishmael's wife answered and said to Abraham, we have neither water nor bread, and she continued sitting in the tent and did not notice Abraham, neither did she ask him who he was.

28. But she was beating her children in the tent, and she was cursing them, and she also cursed her husband Ishmael and reproached him, and Abraham heard the words of Ishmael's wife to her children, and he was very angry and displeased.

29. And Abraham called to the woman to come out to him from the tent, and the woman came and stood opposite to Abraham, for Abraham was still mounted upon the camel. 

30. And Abraham said to Ishmael's wife, when thy husband Ishmael returneth home say these words to him:

31. A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not here he spoke unto me and said when Ishmael thy husband returneth tell him thus did this man say, when thou comest home put away this nail of the tent which thou hast placed here, and place another nail in its stead. (keep in mind he was her father in law, it was his daughter whom he was not in error to speak unto.)

32. And Abraham finished his instructions to the woman, and he turned and went off on the camel homeward.

33. And after that Ishmael come from the chase, he and his mother, and returned to the tent, and his wife spoke these words to him:

34. A very old man from the land of the Philistines came to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not at home he said to me, when they husband cometh home tell him, thus saith the old man, put away the nail of the tent which thou hast placed here and place another nail in its stead.

35. And Ishmael heard the words of his wife, and he knew that it was his father, and that his wife did not honor him.

36. And Ishmael understood his father's words that he had spoken to his wife, and Ishmael hearkened to the voice of his father, and Ishmael cast off that woman and she went away.

37. And Ishmael afterward went to the land of Canaan, and he took another wife and he brought her to his tent to the place where he then dwelt.

38. And at the end of three years Abraham said, I will go again and see Ishmael my son, for I have not seen him for a long time.
39. And he rode upon his camel and went to the wilderness, and he reached the tent of Ishmael about noon.

40. And he asked after Ishmael, and his wife came out of the tent and she said, he is not here my adono, for he has gone to hunt in the fields, and to feed the camels, and the woman said to Abraham, turn in my adono into the tent and eat a morsel of bread, for thy soul must be wearied on account of the journey. (This time, he called out for Ishmael again, and the righteous woman was attentive to the visitor for her husband in meekness. Her sober and hospitable behavior enabled her to reverence her father in law unawares.)

41. And Abraham said to her, I will not stop for I am in haste to continue my journey, but give me a little water to drink, for I have thirst; and the woman hastened and ran into the tent and she brought out water and bread to Abraham, which she placed before him and she urged him to eat, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted and he blessed his son Ishmael. (Abraham is pleased with his daughters that operate in the righteousness of hospitality, while still showing reverence for her husband by not going into extended dialogues with men beyond what pertains to good manners and hospitality.)

42. And he finished his meal and he blessed Ahayah, and he said to Ishmael's wife, when Ishmael cometh home say these words to him:

43. A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither and asked after thee, and thou wast not here, and I brought him out bread and water and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted.

44. And he spoke these words to me: When Ishmael thy husband cometh home, say unto him, the nail of the tent which thou hast is very good, do not put it away from the tent.

45a. And Abraham finished commanding the woman, and he rode off to his home to the land of the Philistines. 45b. When Ishmael came to his tent, his wife went forth to meet him with joy and a cheerful heart.

46. And she said to him: An old man came here from the land of the Philistines and thus was his appearance. And he asked after thee and thou wast not here, so I brought out bread and water, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted.

47. And he spoke these words: When Ishmael thy husband cometh home, say to him, the nail of the tent which thou hast is very good, do not put it away from the tent.

48. And Ishmael knew it was his father, and that his wife had honored him, and Ahayah blessed Ishmael.

  • We see through the testimonies that men do not speak to men's wives unless their husbands aren't present, and even still the dialogues are in reference to their husband. We also have exhortation for women to keep silent as well.

1 Clement 21:7

let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity, let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their tongue through their silence; let them show their love, not in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that fear Alahayim, in holiness. Let our children be partakers of the instruction which is in Meshiyacha.

Ecclesiasticus 26:14

A silent and loving woman is a gift of Ahayah; and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well instructed.