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Titus 2:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Teaching us, that denying ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and piously, in this present world;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Putting us under discipline—in order that,—denying ourselves of ungodliness and worldly covetings, in a soberminded and righteous and godly manner, we should live, in the present age,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— teaching us, that denying the impiety and the worldly desires, soberly and righteously and piously we may live in the present age,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly and justly and godly in this world,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Teaching vs that denying vngodlinesse and worldly lusts we should liue soberly, righteously and godly in this present world,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and teacheth us to deny wickedness and the lusts of the world, and to live in this world in purity, and in rectitude, and in the fear of Aloha,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and it teacheth us, to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live in this world in sobriety, and in uprightness, and in the fear of God,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Teaching 3811
{3811} Prime
παιδεύω
paideuo
{pahee-dyoo'-o}
From G3816; to train up a child, that is, educate, or (by implication) discipline (by punishment).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
us 2248
{2248} Prime
ἡμᾶς
hemas
{hay-mas'}
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
that, 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
denying 720
{0720} Prime
ἀρνέομαι
arneomai
{ar-neh'-om-ahee}
Perhaps from G0001 (as a negative particle) and the middle of G4483; to contradict, that is, disavow, reject, abnegate.
z5666
<5666> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 88
ungodliness 763
{0763} Prime
ἀσέβεια
asebeia
{as-eb'-i-ah}
From G0765; impiety, that is, (by implication) wickedness.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
worldly 2886
{2886} Prime
κοσμικός
kosmikos
{kos-mee-kos'}
From G2889 (in its secondary sense); terrene ('cosmic'), literally (mundane) or figuratively (corrupt).
lusts, 1939
{1939} Prime
ἐπιθυμία
epithumia
{ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah}
From G1937; a longing (especially for what is forbidden).
we should live 2198
{2198} Prime
ζάω
zao
{dzah'-o}
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
soberly, y4996
[4996] Standard
σωφρόνως
sophronos
{so-fron'-oce}
Adverb from G4998; with sound mind, that is, moderately.
y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
righteously, 1346
{1346} Prime
δικαίως
dikaios
{dik-ah'-yoce}
Adverb from G1342; equitably.
x4996
(4996) Complement
σωφρόνως
sophronos
{so-fron'-oce}
Adverb from G4998; with sound mind, that is, moderately.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
godly, 2153
{2153} Prime
εὐσεβῶς
eusebos
{yoo-seb-oce'}
Adverb from G2152; piously.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
this present 3568
{3568} Prime
νῦν
nun
{noon}
A primary particle of present time; 'now' (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate.
world; 165
{0165} Prime
αἰών
aion
{ahee-ohn'}
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Titus 2:12

_ _ TeachingGreek, “disciplining us.” Grace exercises discipline, and is imparted in connection with disciplining chastisements (1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:6, Hebrews 12:7). The education which the Christian receives from “the grace” of God is a discipline often trying to flesh and blood: just as children need disciplining. The discipline which it exercises teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world (Greek, “age,” or course of things) where such self-discipline is needed, seeing that its spirit is opposed to God (Titus 1:12, Titus 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Corinthians 3:19): in the coming world we may gratify every desire without need of self-discipline, because all desires there will be conformable to the will of God.

_ _ thatGreek, “in order that”; the end of the “disciplining” is “in order that ... we may live soberly,” etc. This point is lost by the translation, “teaching us.”

_ _ denying ... lusts — (Luke 9:23). The Greek aorist expresses “denying once for all.” We deny “worldly lusts” when we withhold our consent from them, when we refuse the delight which they suggest, and the act to which they solicit us, nay, tear them up by the roots out of our soul and mind [St. Bernard, Sermon 11].

_ _ worldly lusts — The Greek article expresses, “the lusts of the world,” “all worldly lusts” [Alford], (Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 2:3; 1 John 2:15-17; 1 John 5:19). The world (cosmos) will not come to an end when this present age (aeon) or course of things shall end.

_ _ live soberly, righteously, and godly — the positive side of the Christian character; as “denying ... lusts” was the negative. “Soberly,” that is, with self-restraint, in relation to one’s self: “righteously” or justly, in relation to our neighbor; “godly” or piously, in relation to God (not merely amiably and justly, but something higher, godly, with love and reverence toward God). These three comprise our “disciplining” in faith and love, from which he passes to hope (Titus 2:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Titus 2:11-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Titus 2:12

Instructing us — All who do not reject it. That, having renounced ungodliness — Whatever is contrary to the fear and love of God. And worldly desires — Which are opposite to sobriety and righteousness. We should live soberly — In all purity and holiness. Sobriety, in the scripture sense, is rather the whole temper of a man, than a single virtue in him. It comprehends all that is opposite to the drowsiness of sin, the folly of ignorance, the unholiness of disorderly passions. Sobriety is no less than all the powers of the soul being consistently and constantly awake, duly governed by heavenly prudence, and entirely conformable to holy affections. And righteously — Doing to all as we would they should do to us. And godly — As those who are consecrated to God both in heart and life.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Titus 2:12

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and (d) worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

(d) Lusts of the flesh, which belong to the present state of this life and world.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Teaching:

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
John 6:25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
Hebrews 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

denying:

Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: ... Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Ezekiel 18:30-31 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. ... Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Ezekiel 33:14-15 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; ... [If] the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Matthew 3:8-10 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: ... And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Romans 6:4-6 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. ... Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Romans 13:12-13 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. ... Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ... And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Ephesians 4:22-25 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; ... Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Colossians 3:5-9 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: ... Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
James 4:8-10 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded. ... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1 Peter 2:11-12 Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; ... Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 4:2-5 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. ... Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 2:20-22 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. ... But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

live:

Psalms 105:45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.
Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].
Matthew 5:19-20 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. ... For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Luke 3:9-13 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. ... And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
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 Peter 1:14-18 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: ... Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;
2 Peter 1:5-8 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; ... For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,
1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

soberly:

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

godly:

Psalms 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

this:

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
John 17:14-15 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. ... I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
1 John 5:19 [And] we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
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