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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Titus 2



Verse 1

speak. App-121.

become. Greek. prepei. Occurs seven times. First occurance: Matthew 3:15.

sound doctrine. See Titus 1:9.

Verse 2

That = (Erhort) that. Figure of speech Ellipsis (of Repetition). App-6.

aged men. Greek. presbutes. Elsewhere, Luke 1:18, Phm. Titus 1:9.

sober. Greek. nephalios. Elsewhere, 1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 3:11.

grave, Greek. semnos. Occurs: Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:8. 1 Timothy 3:8, 1 Timothy 3:11. The noun in Titus 2:7, 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:4,

temperate. Greek. sophron. See Titus 1:8.

faith = the faith. See App-150.

charity = the love, App-135.

patience = the patience. Greek. hupomone. Occurs about thirty times, first in Luke 8:15.

Verse 3

aged women. Greek. presbutis. Only here.

in. App-104.

behaviour. Greek. katastema. Only here.

as . . . holiness. Greek. hieroprepes. Only here.

not. App-105.

false accusers. Figure of speech Idioma. App-8. Greek. diabolos. Occurs thirty-eight times, always "devil", except here, 1 Timothy 3:11. 2 Timothy 3:3.

not. The texts read "nor", Gr, mede.

given. Greek. douloo. App-190.

teachers, &c. Greek. kalodidaskalos. Only here.

Verse 4

That = In order that. Greek. hina.

teach. . . to be sober. Greek. sophroniao. Only here. Op. Titus 2:6, Titus 2:12; 1 Timothy 2:9.

young women. Feminine of Greek. neos. See John 21:18.

love. . . husbands. Greek. philandros. Only here.

love . . . children. Greek. philoteknos. Only here.

Verse 5

discreet. Greek. sophron. Compare verses: Titus 2:1, Titus 2:4, Titus 2:1, B.

chaste. Greek. hagnos. Elsewhere, 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 11:2. Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:6. 1 Timothy 5:22. James 3:17. 1 Peter 5:2. 1 John 3:3.

keepers at home. Greek. oikonras. Only here.

obedient. Greek. hupatasso, as in Titus 2:9; Titus 3:1.

husbands. App-123.

word. App-121.

God. App-98.,

not. App-105.

blasphemed. Greek. blasphemeo. Occurs: Titus 3:2.

Verse 6

Young men = The younger. Greek. neoteros, as in 1Ti 5.

exhort. App-134.

sober minded. Greek. sophroneo. Compare verses: Titus 2:4, Titus 2:5, Titus 2:12, and see Romans 12:3.

Verse 7

In. App-104.

shewing. Greek. parecho. Elsewhere, offer, give, minister, &c.

pattern. Greek. tupos. See John 20:25.

good works. See Titus 1:16.

doctrine. See Titus 1:9.

uncorruptness. Greek. adiaphthoria. The texts read aphthoria. Only here.

gravity. he. semnotes. " Elsewhere, 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:4. The adjective in Titus 2:2.

sincerity. The texts omit.

Verse 8

Sound. Greek. hugies. Occurs fourteen times, always "whole", except here. Compare verses: Titus 2:1, Titus 2:2; Titus 1:9, Titus 1:13.

speech. App-121.

that . . . condemned. Greek. akatagnostos. Only here.

of. App-104.

contrary part. Greek. enantios. Occurs eight times, first in Matthew 14:24.

ashamed. Greek. entrepo. See 2 Thessalonians 3:14.

no. Greek. medeis.

evil. Greek. phaulos. Only here; John 3:20; John 5:29. James 3:16.

say. Greek. lego. Compare App-121.

of. App-104.

Verse 9

servants. App-190.

unto = to.

masters, App-98.

please., well, Greek. euarestos. See Romans 12:1.

answering again. Greek. antilego. Compare Titus 1:9.

Verse 10

purloining. Greek. nosphizomai. Only here; Acts 5:2, Acts 5:3.

shewing. Greek. endeiknumi. Occurs: Titus 3:2.

fidelity. App-150.

adorn. Greek. kosmeo. Occurs ten times, first in Matthew 12:44.

Saviour. See Titus 1:3,

Verse 11

grace. Greek. charis, App-184.

that bringeth salvation. Greek. soterios. Only here.

hath. Omit.

appeared. App-106.

men. App-123.

Verse 12

Teaching. Greek. paideuo. Elsewhere, twelve times, genitive "chasten", "chastise".

denying. Greek. arneomai. Occurs thirty-one times, always "deny", save Acts 7:35, Hebrews 11:24, See Titus 1:16.

ungodliness. App-128.

worldly. Greek. kosrnikos. Only here and Nehemiah 9:1. Compare App-129.

lusts. See Ephesians 2:3, Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:23 (desire).

live. Greek. zao. Compare App-170.

soberly. Greek. sophronos. See verses: Titus 2:2, Titus 2:5, Titus 2:2, Titus 2:6.

righteously. See App-191,

godly. See App-137.

this present. Literally the now (Greek. nun).

world. App-129., and App-151.

Verse 13

Looking for. See Luke 19:36.

that = the.

blessed. See 1 Timothy 1:11.

hope. appearing. Figure of speech Hendiadys. App-6.

hope. Compare Titus 1:2; Titus 3:7. "Blessed object

of hope, "Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). App-6.

glorious appearing = appearing (App-106. ) of the glory (see p. 1511). Figure of speech Aetimereia (of Noun). App-6. Compare 2 Corinthians 4:4.

great, &c. = our great Saviour God.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

Verse 14

for. App-104.

redeem. Greek. lutroo. Only here; Luke 24:21. 1 Peter 1:18.

from. App-104.

iniquity, App-128.

peceliar people = a people as an acquisition. Greek. periousios. Only here. Compare 1 Peter 2:9. Occurs in Septuagint Exodus 19:5. Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:18;

and in kindred forms, 1 Chronicles 29:3. Psalms 135:4. Ecclesiastes 2:8, Malachi 3:17.

zealous. Greek. zelotis. Elsewhere, Acts 21:20; Acts 22:3. 1 Corinthians 14:12. Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:14.

of Genitive of relation; "with respect to". App-17.

Verse 15

rebuke. See Titus 1:9, Titus 1:13.

with. App-104.

authority. The same Greek. word in Titus 1:3 is translated "commandment".

no mom = no one. Greek. medeis.

despise. Greek. periphroneo. Only here.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Titus 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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