Titus 1:4
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New International Version
To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

New Living Translation
I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

English Standard Version
To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Berean Study Bible
To Titus, my true child in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Berean Literal Bible
To Titus, my true child according to our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

New American Standard Bible
To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

King James Bible
To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To Titus, my true son in our common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

International Standard Version
To: Titus, a genuine child in the faith that we share. May grace and peace from God the Father and the Messiah, Jesus our Savior, be yours!

NET Bible
To Titus, my genuine son in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior!

New Heart English Bible
to Titus, my true child according to a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To Titus, a true son in the inner faith: Grace and peace from God The Father and from our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, Our Lifegiver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To Titus, a genuine child in the faith we share. Good will and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Savior are yours!

New American Standard 1977
to Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to Titus, true son in the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus, the Christ, our Saviour.

King James 2000 Bible
To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

American King James Version
To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

American Standard Version
to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Titus my beloved son, according to the common faith, grace and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Savior.

Darby Bible Translation
to Titus, my own child according to [the] faith common [to us]: Grace and peace from God [the] Father, and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

English Revised Version
to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

Webster's Bible Translation
To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Weymouth New Testament
To Titus my own true child in our common faith. May grace and peace be granted to you from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

World English Bible
to Titus, my true child according to a common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Young's Literal Translation
to Titus -- true child according to a common faith: Grace, kindness, peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour!
Study Bible
Paul's Greeting to Titus
3In His own time, He has revealed His message in the proclamation entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior. 4To Titus, my true child in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. 5The reason I left you in Crete was that you would set in order what was unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.…
Cross References
Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 8:23
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you. As for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches to the glory of Christ.

Galatians 2:3
Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.

Galatians 3:26
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Timothy 1:12
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.

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

2 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus.

2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: …

2 Corinthians 7:6,13,14 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted …

2 Corinthians 8:6,16,23 So that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also …

2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a …

Galatians 2:3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled …

mine.

1 Timothy 1:1,2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, …

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

the common.

Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual …

2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

Grace. See on

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace …

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 brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: …

1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

our. See on ver.

Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which …

Luke 2:11 For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which …

John 4:42 And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: …

2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the …

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …

2 Peter 3:2,18 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by …

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

(4) To Titus.--We know comparatively little of Titus' earlier career. In the Acts he, singularly enough, is never mentioned; for what knowledge of him we possess we are entirely dependent upon a few casual allusions to him in the Epistles. This presbyter, in charge of the Cretan Church, was a Greek, the son of Gentile parents, and uncircumcised. It has been suggested, but upon very slight grounds, that his family was resident at Antioch in Syria. He owed his conversion to Christianity to St. Paul, with whom ever after he seems to have been connected by ties of intimate friendship, though he was by no means the Apostle's constant companion, as was Timothy, or Silas, or Luke. He was with St. Paul and Barnabas when they went up together to Jerusalem to plead for Gentile liberty but in no other of the journeys of St. Paul is he directly mentioned as one of the companions of the Apostle. Only during the Apostle's long residence at Ephesus (nearly three years) Titus appears to have been, for at least part of the time, closely associated with St. Paul, and his confidant in his complicated relations with foreign churches. It is clear that during this long Ephesian residence he was drawn into close and intimate friendship with St. Paul, who then had opportunity of becoming acquainted with Titus' varied powers and evident skill in administration and in dealing with men and women.

From the several casual notices in the Second Corinthian Epistle, we gather considerable insight into the character and powers of the Gentile convert. The Church of Corinth was perhaps the largest and most wealthy of all the churches founded by St. Paul. It was soon, however, rent asunder by party divisions, and was ever distracted and disturbed by moral disorders among its members. Yet, in spite of this, the great Greek congregation of believers was full of life and zeal and earnestness, ready evidently to make the greatest sacrifices for its Master's cause. Delegated apparently by St. Paul to restore order and to introduce a severer discipline in this great and turbulent Christian centre--the example for good or for evil to so many smaller and less important churches--Titus seems to have fulfilled with rare tact, and with admirable prudence and wisdom, his difficult mission. Amongst other works, he apparently completed the collection St. Paul had set on foot in the various Gentile churches for the poor Jewish Christians at Jerusalem. His services, assisting materially to bring this famous work of charity to a successful issue, seem not to have been the least among his titles to St. Paul's friendship and high esteem. The great importance and difficult nature of this collection for the poor saints at Jerusalem are little understood or thought of now. Three weighty points connected with it deserve mention, as Titus' special task it probably was to complete and bring it to a successful issue. (1) It seems to have been the first public relief fund ever collected to help a foreign and a strange race--the first of a long line of gallant acts of self-sacrifice men have made for men for Christ's sake; but when Titus, at St. Paul's bidding, took charge of it, it was a thing unheard of in the Pagan world. Hence the many obstacles which appear to have cropped up so perpetually during the collection. (2) It was the right hand of fellowship offered by Gentile to Jew. It was the welding together, by an unprecedented act of kindness, of the two opposing and hostile elements of Christendom into one Church. (3) It was the silent yet eloquent protest of St. Paul and his school against the attempted communism of the Church of the very first days--that fatal misunderstanding of some of the Master's words which had brought ruin and poverty on the Jerusalem Christians. Titus acted as St. Paul's commissioner in the matter--which he evidently successfully completed. We know nothing of his work and employment from this period, A.D. 57, until the date of this Epistle, A.D. 65-66, early Christian history being silent respecting him. In these nine years of restless activity and burning zeal on the part of the Christian leaders, Titus, no doubt, did his part without falling short of his early promise; as we find him again, in the last years of his old master, occupying in the Christian community a post so high and responsible as that of chief presbyter of the churches of the wealthy and populous island of Crete.

Mine own son.--Alluding, no doubt, to the relation between them in religion. St. Paul converted Titus to the faith, and ever after Titus stood to St. Paul in the position of a son in the faith, without being to him what Timothy was for so long a time--his constant companion. Titus still evidently (see preceding Note) filled with St. Paul the position of one of his most trusty disciples, of one who knew the inmost thoughts of his master. The tone of the Epistle to Titus is somewhat different from St. Paul's Letter to Timothy. There was evidently a greater intimacy between St. Paul and Timothy than between the Apostle and Titus.

Grace, mercy, and peace . . .--Many of the older authorities omit "mercy." (See Notes on 1Timothy 1:2.)

Our Saviour.--This expression is a rare one. We find it only in these Pastoral Letters. (See Note above on St. Paul's using it also of the "Father.")

Verse 4. - My true child for mine own son, A.V.; a common for the common, A.V.; grace and peace for grace, mercy, and peace, A.V. and T.R.; Christ Jesus for the Lord Jesus Christ, A.V. and T.R. My true child (γνησίῳ τέκνῳ: 1 Timothy 1:2) after a common faith (κατὰ κινὴν πίστιν). In 1 Timothy 1:2 it is ἐν πίστει (where see note). Beyond all doubt, Alford is right in both cases in rendering "the faith" (see his note on 1 Timothy 1:2). The "common faith" means the faith of all God's elect. Grace and peace. So the R.T., omitting ἔλεος, mercy, which is found in 1 Timothy 1:2 and 2 Timothy 1:2. But the manuscripts vary, and the critics are divided as to whether ἔλεος ought to be retained here or not. To Titus, mine own son after the common faith,.... Not in a natural, but in a spiritual sense; the apostle being the instrument of his conversion, as he was of the conversion of Onesimus, and of many of the Corinthians, and therefore is said to beget them, Plm 1:10 and so was their spiritual father, and they his children: Titus was, in this sense, his "own son", or a true son, a legitimate one; a true convert; one really born again; a sincere believer, an Israelite indeed: and this he was "after the common faith"; either the doctrine of faith, which is but one, and is common to all the saints; or the grace of faith, which though different in degrees, yet is alike precious faith in all; the same for nature, kind, object, operation, and effects: and this phrase is used to show in what sense Titus was son to the apostle; as he was a believer, and no otherwise.

Grace, mercy, and peace, &c. which is the apostle's usual salutation; see 1 Timothy 1:2. The word "mercy" is left out in the Claromontane copy, and in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions. 4. Titus, mine own son—Greek, "my genuine child" (1Ti 1:2), that is, converted by my instrumentality (1Co 4:17; Phm 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 (2Pe 1:1; Jude 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 [2515]1Ti 1:2; [2516]2Ti 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 2Pe 1:1, 11; 2:20; 3:18.1:1-4 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.
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