corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.12.12
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Titus 1

 

 

Verse 1

servant of God. Nowhere else does Paul so designate himself

servant. App-190.,

God. App-98.

apostle. App-189.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

according to. App-104.

faith. App-150.

acknowledging = full knowledge. App-132.

truth. Greek. aletheia. Compare App-175.

after. Same as according to.

godliness. Greek. eusebeia. Compare App-137.


Verse 2

In. Greek. epi, App-101.

hope. See Titus 3:7. Compare Co Titus 1:3, Titus 1:4. 1 Timothy 1:1.

eternal. App-151.

life. App-170, I.

that cannot lie. Literally, the unlying. Greek. apseudes. Only here.

promised. Greek. epangellomai. Compare App-121Titus 5:8.

before . . . began. App-151.


Verse 3

hath. Omit.

in. No preposition.

times. Gr. kairos, the fit

season. Figure of speech Heterosis of number. App-6. See App-195.

manifested. App-106.

word. App-121.

through. Greek. en. App-104.

preaching. App-121.

is = was.

committed. App-150.

commandment. Greek. epitage. Occurs: Titus 2:16. Romans 16:26, 1 Corinthians 7:6, 1 Corinthians 7:25, 2 Corinthians 8:8. 1 Timothy 1:1.

Saviour. Greek. solter. Six times in this short Ep. Here, Titus 1:4; Titus 2:10, Titus 2:13; Titus 3:4, Titus 3:6.


Verse 4

mine own son. See 1 Timothy 1:2. mine own. App-175.

son = child. App-108.

common. Greek. koinos. Compare Acts 2:44. as. Jude 1:3.

Grace, &c. See 1 Timothy 1:2. Figure of speech Synonymia. App-6.

from. App-104.

Father. App-98.

Lord. The texts omit.

Jesus Christ. The texts read "Christ Jesus".


Verse 5

For. . . cause. Greek. charin, occurrence Titus 1:11. See Ephesians 3:1, Ephesians 3:14.

left. Greek. kataleipo. The texts read apoleipd, as 2 Timothy 4:20.

in. App-104.

Crete. The island lying in the Aegean Sea still bears the ancient name. It is about 140 miles long by about 30 wide.

that = in order that, Gr, hina,

set in order. Greek. epidiorthoo. Only here.

the . . . wanting. Literally the loft things. Compare Titus 3:13.

ordain = appoint. Greek. kathistemi. First occurrence Matthew 24:45.

elders. See Acts 20:17. Compare 1 Timothy 5:17, App-189.

in every city = city by city, Gr, kata (Ale 104. x. 2) polin.

appointed, Greek. diatasso. Occurs sixteen times, generally "command".


Verse 6

If. App-118.

any. App-123.

blameless. Greek. anenkletos. Elsewhere, Titus 1:7. 1 Corinthians 1:8. 1 Corinthians 1:22; 1 Timothy 3:10, Compare 1 Timothy 3:2.

husband, App-123.

faithful. App-150.

children. App-108.

not. App-105. IL

accused. Greek. en (App-104.) kategoria. See John 18:29,

unruly. Greek. anupotaktos, Occ, Titus 1:10, and elsewhere, 1 Timothy 1:9, Hebrews 2:8.


Verse 7

a = the

bishop. App-189.

steward, Greek. oikonomos. Occurs ten times; "steward", except Romans 16:23. Galatians 1:4, Galatians 1:2.

selfwilled. Greek. authades. Only here and 2 Peter 2:10

soon angry. Gr, orgilos. Only here.

given to wine. Greek. peroinos, Only here and 1 Timothy 3:3.

no. App-105.

striker. Greek. plektes. Only here and 1 Timothy 3:3.

given . . . lucre. Gr, aischrokerdes. Occur. 1 Timothy 8:3, 1 Timothy 8:8, and the adverb in 1 Peter 5:2. See also Titus 1:11.


Verse 8

lover of hospitality, Greek. philoxenos. Occurs: 1 Timothy 3:2. 1 Peter 4:9. The noun in Romans 12:13, and Hebrews 13:2.

lover of good men = lover of the good (thing). Greek. philegathos. Only here.

sober = right-minded. Greek. sophron, Occurs: Titus 2:2, Titus 2:5; 1 Timothy 3:2. Compare Mark 5:13.

just. App-191.

holy. Greek. hosios. See on Acts 2:27.

temperate. Greek. enkrates. Only here. See on Acts 24:23.


Verse 9

Holding fast, Greek. antechomai, Elsewhere, Matthew 6:24. Luke 16:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

as. taught = according to (App-104.) the teaching (didache, occurs thirty times, always "doctrine" except here),

able, Greek. dunatos, Compare App-172.

by, Greek. en. App-104.

sound doctrine. See 1 Timothy 1:10, and ep. 2 Timothy 1:13.

doctrine. Greek. didaskalia. Occurs twenty-one times, always doctrine, save Romans 12:7 (teaching); Titus 15:4 (learning).

exhort. App-134. Read, "exhort (the believers)".

convince = convict. Greek. elenche. See Titus 1:13, and first occ, Matthew 18:15.

gainsayers = the contradicters. Occurs ten times. See first occurance: Luke 2:34.


Verse 10

and. Omit.

vain talkers. Greek. mataiologos. Only here. Compare 1 Timothy 1:6.

deceivers. Greek. phrenapates. Only hare. Not peculiar to N.T. The verb occurs Galatians 1:6, Galatians 1:3,

of. App-104.

circumcision. Those here referred to were Jewish Christians.


Verse 11

mouths . . . stopped. Greek. epistomizo. Only here.

subvert = overthrow. Greek. anatrepo. Only here and 2 Timothy 2:18.

houses = households. Greek. oikos. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject). App-6.

for . . . sake. Greek. churin, as in Titus 1:5.

filthy. Greek. aischros Only here. See Titus 1:7.

lucre"s = gain"s. Only here; Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:21; Philippians 3:2.


Verse 12

One. App-123.

prophet. App-189. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). App-6. To Paul, a prophet by repute only. It is supposed that the reference is to Epimenides.

The . . . bellies. Figure of speech Gnome. App-6(8).

alway. App-151.

evil. App-128.

beasts = wild beasts.

slow. Gr, argos. Occurs eight times, generally "idle".

bellies = persons. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part). App-6.


Verse 13

witness = testimony.

true. App-175.

Wherefore = on account of (Greek. dia App-104. Titus 1:2) which.

rebuke. Greek. elencho. See Titus 1:9. Occurs also Titus 2:15.

sharply. Greek. apotomos. Elsewhere only 2 Corinthians 13:10; the noun in Romans 11:22.

faith. See Titus 1:1. Here, doctrine of the gospel. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). App-6.


Verse 14

giving heed. Greek. prosecho. Compare 1 Timothy 1:4.

Jewish fables. Compare Colossians 2:16-22. 1 Timothy 1:4.

commandments. Greek. entole,

men. App-123.

turn from. Greek. apostrepho. Compare 2 Timothy 4:4.


Verse 15

Unto . . . are pure. Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6.

Unto = To.

pure. Greek. katharos. First occurrence Matthew 5:8.

all, &c. The use of all things, i.e. meats. Compare Romans 14:14, Romans 14:20.

are. Figure of speech Ellipsis (Absolute). App-6.

defiled. Greek. miaino. Elsewhere, John 18:28. Hebrews 12:15. Jude 1:8. Compare the adjective in 2 Peter 2:10, and noun 2 Peter 2:20.

unbelieving. Greek. apistos. Compare App-150.

nothing. Greek. oudeis.

mind = understanding (Greek. nous), as in first oec. Luke 24:45.

conscience. Greek. suneidesis. First sec. John 8:9. See Acts 23:1.


Verse 16

profess. Greek. homologea. Compare Romans 10:9, Romans 10:10.

know, App-132.

in = by. No preposition.

deny. Greek. arneomai. See Titus 2:12. Compare 2 Timothy 2:12; 2 Timothy 3:5.

abominable. Greek. bdeluktos. Only here. The noun in Matthew 21:15, &c.

disobedient. Compare App-128. Titus 1:1.

unto. App-104.

good work. See Titus 2:7; Titus 3:1, Titus 3:8, Titus 3:14,

reprobate. Greek. adokimos. See Romans 1:28.

 


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Titus 1:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/titus-1.html. 1909-1922.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
ADVERTISEMENT
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology