Modest - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Modest[ 1,,G2887, kosmios ]
orderly, well-arranged, decent, modest" (akin to kosmos, in its primary sense as "harmonious arrangement, adornment;" cp. kosmikos, of the world, which is related to kosmos in its secondary sense as the world), is used in 1 Timothy 2:9 of the apparel with which Christian women are to adorn themselves; in 1 Timothy 3:2 (RV, "orderly;" AV, "of good behavior"), of one of the qualifications essential for a bishop or overseer. "The well-ordering is not of dress and demeanor only, but of the inner life, uttering indeed and expressing itself in the outward conversation" (Trench, Syn., xcii). In the Sept., Ecclesiastes 12:9.