Genesis 18:16-19 and Job 1:5 quoted from Bible translations in the Public Domain (underlining mine).
“And the men rise from thence, and look on the face of Sodom, and Abraham is going with them to send them away; and Jehovah said, Am I concealing from Abraham that which I am doing, and Abraham certainly becometh a nation great and mighty, and blessed in him have been all nations of the earth? for I have known him, that he commandeth his children, and his house after him (and they have kept the way of Jehovah), to do righteousness and judgment, that Jehovah may bring on Abraham that which He hath spoken concerning him” (Genesis 18:16-19; YLT).
“The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way. Yahweh said, Will I hide from Abraham what I do, since Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him? For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him” (Genesis 18:16-19; WEB).
“And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. Genesis 18:16-19; KJV).
“and it cometh to pass, when they have gone round the days of the banquet, that Job doth send and sanctify them, and hath risen early in the morning, and caused to ascend burnt-offerings — the number of them all — for Job said, Perhaps my sons have sinned, yet blessed [in vain, perhaps–CD] God in their heart. Thus doth Job all the days” (Job 1:5; YLT).
“It was so, when the days of their feasting had run their course, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and renounced God in their hearts. Job did so continually” (Job 1:5; WEB).
“And it was so, when the days of [their] feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings [according] to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually” (Job 1:5; KJV).
Though not to be confused with the pastoral qualifications set down in the New Testament (e.g., 1 Timothy, Titus, etc.), there is clearly a sense in which every father is lord and pastor of his household (Genesis 18:19; Job 1:5; cf. 1 Timothy 3:5; 1 Peter 3:6-7). [I cite 1 Peter 3:6 (which contains the Greek word “kurios“) for the benefit of those who might faint, fulminate, or bristle at it; cf. “Nabal Is No Abraham.”]
“For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror” (1 Peter 3:6; WEB).
“Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement” (1 Peter 3:6; KJV).
1 Timothy 5:14’s description of the man’s helper (cf. Genesis 2:18) :
“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully” (1 Timothy 5:14; KJV).
“I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, and give no occasion to the adversary for insulting” (1 Timothy 5:14; WEB).
“I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling” (1 Timothy 5:14; YLT).
The Greek word “oikodespoteō” is translated in these English versions as “guide the house,” “rule the house,” and “mistress of the house.” Proverbs 31 describes well such house guiding and ruling. Thoughtfully consider and compare the Bible as judged by itself, and the Bible as judged by contemporary standards (or any other standard that does not agree with Scripture).
Frantic hysterics rescue from this drudgery oppressive;
Proverbs 31 brush paints exceeding sublime impressive.