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Bible Commentaries

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 . Joh 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-192 and 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 . Jam 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 Act 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 . 1Ti 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 . Act 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; 1 Chronicles 4:71 Chronicles 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 ; Act 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 . Mar 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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/titus-3.html. 1909-1922.