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Titus 1:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To Titus, [my] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— to Titus, my own child according to [the] faith common [to us]: Grace and peace from God [the] Father, and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Unto Titus, my true child according to a common faith,—favour and peace, from God [our] Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— to Titus—true child according to a common faith: Grace, kindness, peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To Titus, my beloved son according to the common faith, grace and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Saviour.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— To Titus mine owne Sonne after the common faith, Grace, mercie, and peace from God the Father, and the Lord Iesus Christ our Sauiour.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— To Titos, my true son in the common faith. Grace and peace from Aloha the Father and from our Lord Jeshu Meshiha our Saviour.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— to Titus, a real son after the common faith: Grace and peace from God our Father, and from our Lord Jesus the Messiah, our Life-giver.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
To Titus, 5103
{5103} Prime
Of Latin origin but uncertain significance; Titus, a Christian.
[mine] own 1103
{1103} Prime
From the same as G1077; legitimate (of birth), that is, genuine.
son 5043
{5043} Prime
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
after 2596
{2596} Prime
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
the common 2839
{2839} Prime
Probably from G4862; common, that is, (literally) shared by all or several, or (ceremonially) profane.
faith: 4102
{4102} Prime
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
Grace, 5485
{5485} Prime
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
mercy, 1656
{1656} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; compassion (human or divine, especially active).
[and] peace, 1515
{1515} Prime
Probably from a primary verb εἴρω [[eiro]] (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity.
from 575
{0575} Prime
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
the Father 3962
{3962} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jesus 2424
{2424} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
Christ 5547
{5547} Prime
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
our 2257
{2257} Prime
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
Saviour. 4990
{4990} Prime
From G4982; a deliverer, that is, God or Christ.
(0001) Complement
Of Hebrew origin; the first letter of the alphabet: figuratively only (from its use as a numeral) the first. Often used (usually 'an', before a vowel) also in composition (as a contraction from G0427) in the sense of privation; so in many words beginning with this letter; occasionally in the sense of union (as a contraction of G0260).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Titus 1:4

_ _ Titus, mine own sonGreek, “my genuine child” (1 Timothy 1:2), that is, converted by my instrumentality (1 Corinthians 4:17; Philemon 1:10).

_ _ after the common faith — a genuine son in respect to (in virtue of) the faith common to all the people of God, comprising in a common brotherhood Gentiles as well as Jews, therefore embracing Titus a Gentile (2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1:3).

_ _ Grace, mercy, and peace — “mercy” is omitted in some of the oldest manuscripts. But one of the best and oldest manuscripts supports it (compare Notes, see on 1 Timothy 1:2; see on 2 Timothy 1:2). There are many similarities of phrase in the Pastoral Epistles.

_ _ the Lord Jesus Christ — The oldest manuscripts read only “Christ Jesus.”

_ _ our Saviour — found thus added to “Christ” only in Paul’s Pastoral Epistles, and in 2 Peter 1:1, 2 Peter 1:11; 2 Peter 2:20; 2 Peter 3:18.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Titus 1:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Titus 1:4

My own son — Begot in the same image of God, and repaying a paternal with a filial affection. The common faith — Common to me and all my spiritual children.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Titus 1:4

(4) To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: (5) Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

(4) The apostle exhorts the Cretians to hear Titus, by setting forth his consent and agreement with them in the faith, and in addition shows by what special note we may distinguish true ministers from false. (5) There is but one way of salvation, common both to the pastor and the flock.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
2 Corinthians 7:13-14 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. ... For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, is found a truth.
2 Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether [any do enquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren [be enquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ.
2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with [him] I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? [walked we] not in the same steps?
Galatians 2:3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:


1 Timothy 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope; ... Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, [my] dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

the common:

Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.


Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:2 Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 1:2 Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, [my] dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.


Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard [him] ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2 Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
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