Titus 1:2
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New International Version
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,

New Living Translation
This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God--who does not lie--promised them before the world began.

English Standard Version
in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

New American Standard Bible
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,

King James Bible
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

International Standard Version
which is based on the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began.

NET Bible
in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Concerning the hope of eternal life, which The True God promised before the times of the world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My message is based on the confidence of eternal life. God, who never lies, promised this eternal life before the world began.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the times of the ages

King James 2000 Bible
In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the ages began;

American King James Version
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

American Standard Version
in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the hope of life everlasting, which God, who lieth not, hath promised before the times of the world:

Darby Bible Translation
in [the] hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the ages of time,

English Revised Version
in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal;

Webster's Bible Translation
In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Weymouth New Testament
in hope of the Life of the Ages which God, who is never false to His word, promised before the commencement of the Ages.

World English Bible
in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;

Young's Literal Translation
upon hope of life age-during, which God, who doth not lie, did promise before times of ages,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-4 All are the servants of God who are not slaves of sin and Satan. All gospel truth is according to godliness, teaching the fear of God. The intent of the gospel is to raise up hope as well as faith; to take off the mind and heart from the world, and to raise them to heaven and the things above. How excellent then is the gospel, which was the matter of Divine promise so early, and what thanks are due for our privileges! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God; and whoso is appointed and called, must preach the word. Grace is the free favour of God, and acceptance with him. Mercy, the fruits of the favour, in the pardon of sin, and freedom from all miseries both here and hereafter. And peace is the effect and fruit of mercy. Peace with God through Christ who is our Peace, and with the creatures and ourselves. Grace is the fountain of all blessings. Mercy, and peace, and all good, spring out of this.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Who for that, A.V.; times eternal for the world began, A.V. In hope of eternal life. This seems to be a further description of the scope or sphere of the apostolate, which, as some take ἐπί, is based upon the hope of eternal life. Who cannot lie (ἀψευδής); here only in the New Testament, rarely in the LXX., but common in classical Greek. The epithet is here used to show the certainty of the fulfillment of the promise made before the ages (comp. Hebrews 6:18; Numbers 23:19). Before times eternal (see 2 Timothy 1:9, note). The translation, "before times eternal," conveys no sense; χρόνοι αἰώνοι are "the times of ages past" (Romans 16:25), placed in opposition to the καιροί ἰδιοί, or to the "now" of 2 Timothy 1:10, in which the manifestation of the promise took place.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In hope of eternal life,.... Or "for the hope of eternal life"; in order to bring souls to the hope of it. This is another end of the Gospel ministry, as to bring God's elect to faith in Christ, and to the knowledge and acknowledgement of the truth, as it is in Jesus, so to the hope of eternal glory and happiness: in a state of nature, they are without the grace of hope, or any true ground and foundation of it; and though it is the gift of God's grace, and is implanted on the soul by the Spirit of God in regeneration; yet the Gospel is the means of producing it at first, as well as afterwards encouraging and increasing it; for in it, Christ the foundation of hope is proposed, and set forth before awakened and convinced sinners: the object of this hope is "eternal life"; not anything now seen and enjoyed, for that is not hope; not anything in this present life, but something future; a life of perfect bliss and happiness with Christ to all eternity; which is a hope laid up in heaven, an inheritance reserved there; a life which is secured in the hands of Christ, which he has a power to give, and does give to all his sheep, and is the gift of God through him: and of which it is further said,

which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; eternal life is a "promise", and so of free grace, and not by the works of the law, which is inconsistent with a promise: it is the promise of God, who is faithful to his word, and "can not lie"; being the God of truth, that can neither deceive, nor be deceived: this does not contradict his omnipotence, but argues the perfection of his nature, which cannot admit of anything that implies weakness and mutation: and this promise was made before the world was, as early as the choice of God's elect in Christ, and the gift of grace to them in him; as early as the covenant was made with him, and he was set up as the Mediator of it; who was present to receive this promise as their head and representative for them, and to whom it was made as federally considered in him, and in whom it was secured for them; see 2 Timothy 1:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. In hope of eternal life—connected with the whole preceding sentence. That whereon rests my aim as an apostle to promote the elect's faith and full knowledge of the truth, is, "the hope of eternal life" (Tit 2:13; 3:7; Ac 23:6; 24:15; 28:20).

that cannot lie—(Ro 3:4; 11:29; Heb 6:18).

promised before the world began—a contracted expression for "purposed before the world began (literally, 'before the ages of time'), and promised actually in time," the promise springing from the eternal purpose; as in 2Ti 1:9, the gift of grace was the result of the eternal purpose "before the world began."

Titus 1:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Greeting to Titus
1Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, 3but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:29
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind."

Isaiah 1:20
but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Romans 1:2
the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures

Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,

2 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

2 Timothy 1:9
He has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

2 Timothy 2:13
if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Titus 3:7
so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 6:18
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
Treasury of Scripture

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

In. or, For. hope.

Titus 2:7,13 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine …

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according …

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: …

John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 5:2,4 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, …

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of …

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate …

2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

1 Peter 1:3,4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

1 John 3:2,3 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …

eternal.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous …

Mark 10:17,30 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, …

John 3:15,16 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life…

John 6:54 Whoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and …

John 10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither …

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through …

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life …

1 Timothy 6:12,19 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto …

1 John 5:11-13,20 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

God.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that …

1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is …

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not …

Hebrews 6:17,18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise …

promised.

2 Timothy 1:1,9 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to …

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the …

before.

Proverbs 8:23-31 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was…

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed …

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me …

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

1 Peter 1:20-23 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but …

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him…

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