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Titus 1:8

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— but given to hospitality, a lover of good, soberminded, just, holy, temperate;
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but hospitable, a lover of goodness, discreet, just, pious, temperate,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, kind, possessing self-control,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but a lover of strangers, a lover of good men, sober-minded, righteous, kind, self-controlled,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent:
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— But harberous, one that loueth goodnesse, wise, righteous, holy, temperate,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But a louer of hospitality, a louer of good men, sober, iust, holy, temperate,
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good things, sober, just, pious, and temperate of worldly desires;
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But he shall be a lover of guests, and a lover of the good, and be chaste, and equitable, and holy, and withholding himself from lusts;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But he should be a lover of strangers, and a lover of good [deeds], and be sober, upright, kind-hearted, and restraining himself from evil passions;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 235
{0235} Prime
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
a lover of hospitality, 5382
{5382} Prime
From G5384 and G3581; fond of guests, that is, hospitable.
a lover of good men, 5358
{5358} Prime
From G5384 and G0018; fond of good, that is, a promoter of virtue.
sober, 4998
{4998} Prime
From the base of G4982 and that of G5424; safe (sound) in mind, that is, self controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion).
just, 1342
{1342} Prime
From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).
holy, 3741
{3741} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; properly right (by intrinsic or divine character; thus distinguished from G1342, which refers rather to human statutes and relations; from G2413, which denotes formal consecration; and from G0040, which relates to purity from defilement), that is, hallowed (pious, sacred, sure).
temperate; 1468
{1468} Prime
From G1722 and G2904; strong in a thing (masterful), that is, (figuratively and reflexively) self controlled (in appetite, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Titus 1:8

_ _ lover of hospitality — needed especially in those days (Romans 12:13; 1 Timothy 3:2; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9; 3 John 1:5). Christians travelling from one place to another were received and forwarded on their journey by their brethren.

_ _ lover of good menGreek, “a lover of (all that is) good,” men or things (Philippians 4:8, Philippians 4:9).

_ _ sober — towards one’s self; “discreet”; “self-restrained” [Alford], (see on 1 Timothy 2:9).

_ _ just — towards “men.”

_ _ holy — towards God (see on 1 Thessalonians 2:10).

_ _ temperate — “One having his passions, tongue, hand and eyes, at command” [Chrysostom]; “continent.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Titus 1:6-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Titus 1:8

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, (k) sober, just, holy, temperate;

(k) Cautious, and of a sound judgment, and of a singular example of moderation.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a lover of hospitality:

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

a lover of good:

1 Samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Kings 5:1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
1 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed [be] the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
Psalms 16:3 [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death.
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

or, things


Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
2 Corinthians 6:4-8 But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, ... By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and [yet] true;
1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
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Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance

1S 18:1. 1K 5:1, 7. Ps 16:3. Am 5:15. 2Co 6:4. 1Th 2:10. 1Ti 3:2; 4:12; 6:11. 2Ti 2:22. Tit 2:7. 1Jn 3:14; 5:1.

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