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1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Emmanuel the Christ,
according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging.(original
can also mean 'knowledge').of
the truth which is after.(or,
as the original has it 'according to').godliness.
New Testament book is Philemon
that the knowledge of the truth is according to how
godly you have become.
1:2 In hope.(not
a hope that it may come, but an assurance, a sureness that you have it
2:2; Titus 3:7; 1John
1:2; Hebrews 6:11;).of
life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.(*);
plan for the universe is all encompassing.
1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which
is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that thou shouldest set in
order the things that are wanting and ordain elders in every city, as I
had appointed thee.
1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children
not accused of riot or unruly.(children
who are obstinate:.1Timothy
1:7 For a bishop.(original
is 'overseer, 'one qualified to help others', a mature Christian, a pastor
or teacher).must be blameless,
as the steward of God; not selfwilled.(original
is 'concerned with pleasing himself', selfish),
not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.(an
overconcern with money).
1:8 But a lover of hospitality,
a lover of good men.(original
'good friends', so, 'a lover of hospitality and good friends'),
that is, sensible,
1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he
may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially
they of the circumcision.
1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert
whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's.(original
for 'lucre' is 'shameful gain' which is illicit
selfish gain made at expense and/or harm to another or others).sake.
1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet
of their own said The Cretians.(inhabitants
of the island of Crete).are
alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.(Philippians
1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they
may be sound in the faith;
1:14 Not giving heed
to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
of worship that often have little if anything, to do with the truth.
1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure, but unto them that are defiled
1:13).is nothing pure, but
even their mind and conscience is defiled.(1Timothy
should shy away from doing anything that their intuition
wells up to their mind that is doubtful. See AskSuby for quick guidance.
1:16 They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being
abominable and disobedient and unto every
is, 'not standing the test':.1John
2:2 That the aged men be sober.(original
'calm', 'collected', a well balanced person'), grave.(original
'worthy of attention as an example', 'honest'), temperate.(not
excessive; self controlled), sound in faith.(not
worried), in charity,
2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness,
not false accusers.(original
is 'devil'), not
given to much wine, teachers of good things;
2:4 That they may teach the young
women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
2:5 To be discreet,
keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of
God be not blasphemed.
2:6 Young men likewise exhort
to be sober minded.
2:7 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works; in doctrine.(original
not playing mind games), gravity,
speech, that cannot be condemned.(is
not offending to others); that he that is of the contrary
part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters and to please
them well in all things; not answering again;
2:10 Not purloining,
but showing all good fidelity;
that they may adorn the doctrine.(original
'teaching').of God our Savior
in all things.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God makes salvation
appear to all mankind.
2:11 For the
of God makes salvation appear to all mankind.
2:12 Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and
godly, in this present world;
Note that it's
God's grace that brings salvation
and not God requiring our keeping of laws as the ancients agreed to do
in Old Testement times:.Exodus
19:7,8. Salvation is here and now, thanks to what Christ did for mankind
to awaken to. Once man awakens,
he knows his true statein
eternity and he doesn't awaken until the grace of God is upon him:.1Corinthians
1:4. In other words 'the grace of Creator-God upon one is his salvation
awakening'. The Creator looks to you, wants you and you are awakened
to your saving from the perils of the
world by the resurrected life of He
who gave His physical life for our lives and so then, when in
Christ we are then saved because of this decision God made regarding
you and others who may awaken at this time:.Romans
8:37-39. Do something good
with your life because good is of God and consider the many
spiritual prompts that daily come to you. The thoughts that come to
you fit in that you are of God or of your own choice (*).
does one look?).for that blessed
hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Emmanuel
verse could have been better translated:.'trusting
God to bring us along the pathway lit by the example Emmanuel left for
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.
2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might.(no
'might' about it; word 'might' not in the original).redeem
us from all iniquity.(*).and
purify unto himself.(Ephesians
'things of one's own'; that is, things of God; we belong to God and are
His people once He has given us the Holy Spirit,
which is the same nature of love God has if we choose to follow:.Acts
of good works.
2:15 These things speak and exhort
and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
Notice it is
Him that redeems, purifies
and helps us to come into more and more
higher consciousness thinking and actions, the result of being
in Christ. We were already saved, but didn't know it:.2Timothy
for 'Let no man despise you' is 'Despise no one, not even yourself'; and
how? conduct yourself with dignity.
3:1 Put them in mind to be subject
and powers, to obey magistrates,
to be ready to every good work,
3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing
all meekness unto all mankind.
3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived,
serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful and hating one another..(1Corinthians
6:11; 2Corinthians 4:2)
3:4 But after.(or,
'because of').that, the kindness
and love of God.(*).our
Saviour toward man appeared,
loves mankind so very much (John
3:16,17) He became
the Son who appeared on Earth in the physical form of the One called
verses 4,5 here show that mankind without God couldn't develop righteousness
that would in any way awaken him to his true state.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have
done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration
and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
3:5 Not by.(or,
'because of').works of righteousness
which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.(when
1:9; the word 'saved' means a
lot more than what it seems to just mean on the surface, it also means
to become whole by awakening to
one's true state), by the washing of regeneration.(original
means 'new birth').(*).and
body is set up to automatically renew
as is also the invisible, but very real, spiritual body of us, so we can
grow further, can mature
2:12-14; all is sustained.by
energy of the Father-Creator, by means of the essence
of the wholeness of spirit, the so-called
Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit).of the Holy
3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Emmanuel the Christ our
3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according
to the hope of eternal life.
justified by his grace,
we then are heirs according to the hope of eternal living';
and it's 'according to' because, as hope is a spiritual quailty, an attribute
of joy, as grace also is, it's a
supply like all things from the spirit of the Creator.
3:8 This is a faithful saying and these things I will that you affirm
constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain
good works. These things are good and profitable unto men..(*)
3:9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and
strivings about the law.(such
as: Mark 12:13; John
8:5), for they are unprofitable and vain.
3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition
3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted and sinneth, being condemned
3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto you or Tychicus, be diligent to
come unto me to Nicopolis, for I have determined there to winter.
3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos
on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain
good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.