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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Titus 3



Verse 1

Put, &c. Figure of speech Association. App-6.

Put. in mind. Greek. hupomimntsko. Elsewhere, Luke 22:60. John 14:26. 2 Timothy 2:14. 2 Peter 1:12. 3 John 1:10. Jude 1:5.

subject. See Titus 2:5, Titus 2:9.

principalities, powers. See App-192and App-5.

obey magistrates. Greek. peitharcheo. Elsewhere, Acts 5:29, Acts 5:32; Acts 27:21.

to. App-104.,

good work. See Titus 1:16 with Titus 2:7.

Verse 2

speak evil. See Titus 2:5.

no man = no one. Greek. medeis.

no brawlers. Greek. amachos Only here and 1 Timothy 3:3.

gentle. Greek. epieikes. See Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:4. Elsewhere, 1 Timothy 3:3. James 3:17. 1 Peter 2:18.

shewing. See Titus 2:10.

meekness. Greek. praotes. Compare 2 Corinthians 10:1.

unto. Greek. pros, App-104.

men. App-123.

Verse 3

sometimes = at one time.

foolish. Greek. anoetos. See Romans 1:14.

disobedient. See Titus 1:16.

serving. Greek. douleuo; the condition of being a slave. Compare Titus 2:3. App-190.

lusts. See Titus 2:12.

pleasures. Greek. hedone. Elsewhere, Luke 8:19. James 4:1, James 4:3; 2 Peter 2:13,

living. Greek. diagd. Only here and 1 Timothy 2:2.

in. App-104.

malice, envy. See Romans 1:29.

hateful. Greek. stugetas. Only here.

Verse 4

after that = when.

kindness. App-184.

love . . . toward man. Greek. philanthropia. Only here and Acts 58:2. The adverb in Acts 27:3.

God. See App-98.

Saviour. See Titus 1:3.

appeared. See App-106.

Verse 5

Not. App-105.

by. Greek. ek, App-104.

of. Greek. en. App-104.

righteousness. App-191.

have done = did,

according to. App-104., with texts.

by. App-104. Titus 3:1.

the washing . . . Ghost. Figure of speech Hendiadye. App-8. Two things mentioned but only one thing meant. A reference here to the gifts abundantly bestowed on us" before the truth was announced regarding the believer"s completeness in Christ, apart from ordinces.

washing. Greek. loutron. Only here and Ephesians 5:26. The word means, primarily, a vessel for bathing.

regeneration. Genitive of Apposition. App-17. Greek. palingenesia. The reference is to the new man. Only here and Matthew 19:28.

renewing. Greek. anakainosis. Only here and Romans 12:2. The verb in Colossians 3:10.

off = by.

Holy Ghost. App-101.

Verse 6

shed. Greek. ekcheo. See Acts 2:17, Acts 2:18, Acts 2:33. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6. "Pouring out" attributed to God, and the Spirit spoken of as if water.

on. App-101.

abundantly. Greek. plousios. Elsewhere, Colossians 3:16. 1 Timothy 6:17. 2 Peter 1:11.

through. App-104.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

Verse 7

That-In order that. Greek. hina.

justified. App-191.

grace. See Titus 2:11. App-184.

be made = become.

hope. See Titus 1:2.

eternal. App-151.

life. App-170

Verse 8

This, &c. = Faithful the saying. Figure of speech Ellipsis (of Repetition). App-6. See 1 Timothy 1:15. Figure of speech Hyperbaton. App-6.

faithful. App-150.

saying. App-121.

and = and concerning (App-104).

will. App-102.

affirm constantly = affirm strongly. Greek. diobebaioomai. Only here and 1 Timothy 1:7.

believed. App-150.

in. Omit.

careful. Greek. phrontizo. Only here.

maintain. Greek. proistemi. Occurs: Titus 3:14. Romans 12:8. 1 Thessalonians 5:12. 1 Timothy 3:4, 1 Timothy 3:5, 1 Timothy 3:12; 1 Timothy 5:17.

good works. See Titus 1:16,

profitable. Greek. ophelimos. Elsewhere, 1 Timothy 4:8, 2 Timothy 3:16.

unto = to.

men. App-123.

Verse 9

avoid., Greek. periistemi. Elsewhere, John 11:42. Acts 25:7. 2 Timothy 2:16.

foolish questions. Compare 2 Timothy 2:23.

genealogies. Greek. genealogia. Only here and 1 Timothy 1:4,

contentions. Greek. eris. See Romans 1:29.

strivings. Greek. mache. Elsewhere, 2 Corinthians 7:5. 2 Timothy 2:23. James 4:1.

about the law. Greek. nommikos. Elsewhere (eight times) translated "lawyer",

unprofitable. Greek. anopheles. Only here and Hebrews 7:18.

vain. Greek. mataios. See Titus 1:10

Verse 10

man. App-123.

heretiek. Greek. hairetikos. Only here. See Acts 5:17.

after. App-104.

the = a.

admonition Sr. nouthesia. Elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 10:11. Ephesians 6:4.

Verse 11

Knowing. App-132.

subverted. Greek. ekstrephomai. Only here.

sinneth. App-128.

condemned, &c. Greek. autokatakritos. Only here.

Verse 12

send. App-174.

Artemas. Not mentioned elsewhere.

Tychicus. See Acts 20:4. Ephesians 6:21. Colossians 4:7. 2 Timothy 4:12.

diligent. Greek. spoadazd. Compare Titus 3:13.

to. App-104.

Nicopolis. It is uncertain which of the cities bearing this name is here referred to.

determined. App-122.

winter. Greek. paracheimazo. Elsewhere, Acts 27:12; Acts 28:11. 1 Corinthians 16:6.

Verse 13

Bring . . . journey. Greek. propempo. See Acts 15:3. Compare App-174.

Zenas. Not referred to elsewhere.

Apollos. Mentioned Acts 18:24; Acts 19:1, and seven times in 1 Corinthians.

diligently. Compare Titus 3:12

nothing. Greek. medeis.

wanting. See Titus 1:5.

Verse 14

ours = one people.

for. App-104,

necessary. Greek. anankaios. As in Acts 13:46.

uses. Literally needs, Greek. chesia.

not. App-106.

unfruitful. Greek. eskarpos. Elsewhere, Matthew 18:22. Mark 4:19. 1 Corinthians 14:14, Ephesians 5:11. 2 Peter 1:3. Jude 1:12.

Verse 15

with. App-104.

salute, Greet. Greek. aspazomai.

love. App-135.

the. Omit.

faith. App-150.

Grace = The grace. Greek. charis. App-184.

Amen. Omit.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Titus 3:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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