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Bible Commentaries

Gann's Commentary on the Bible

Titus 2

Verse 1

Titus 2:1

Verse 2

Titus 2:2

Sober --

Grave -- serious

Temperate -- prudent (see NIV & RSV)

Charity -- easy to drift into fault-finding and criticism.

Verse 3

Titus 2:3

Aged women -- The older women are an important part of society. cf Barclay, p. 284.

As becometh holiness -- "Reverent in demeanor" EGT "has an almost exclusive reference to dress."

[For church support of these women see 1Tim. 5]

Verse 4

Titus 2:4

Teach the young -- cf. 1 Peter 4:2,

Love their husbands -- Involves the training to be a good wife and mother. cf 1 John 3:18 in deed and truth.

Verse 5

Titus 2:5

Verse 6

Titus 2:6

Verse 7

Titus 2:7

The Christian Teacher

1) pure motives

2) dignity

3) a sound message

Verse 8

Titus 2:8

Verse 9

Christian Workers (Vs. 9-10) "How To Adorn The Gospel" (see word "Adorn" in vs. 10)

1) obedient

2) efficient

3) respectful

4) honest

5) faithful

Verse 10

Titus 2:10

Adorn -- Gk. kosmeo, gives us our English word for "cosmetic"

(see note on v. 9)

Verse 11

Titus 2:11

Grace of God -- Justified by grace. Romans 3:23-24, But not by grace only- Titus 2:11 and Matthew 7:13-14.

See Titus 3:4 for Paul’s definition of grace.

Verse 12

Titus 2:12

Verse 13

Titus 2:13

Great God and our Saviour -- Strict grammar would apply both God and Saviour to Jesus Christ.

God is Savior in Titus 1:3, Titus 2:10, Titus 3:4

Christ is Savior in Titus 1:4, Titus 3:6

cf. 2 Peter 1:1

Verse 14

Titus 2:14

v. 14 A Description of God’s People

1) A Purchased People

2) A Redeemed People

3) A Pure People

4) A Possessed People

5) A "zealous of good works" People.

Verse 15

Titus 2:15

The Three-Fold Task of Evangelists

1) Proclaim

2) Encourage

3) Convict of sin

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Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Titus 2". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/titus-2.html. 2021.