Titus 2:7
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New International Version
In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness

New Living Translation
And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.

English Standard Version
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

New American Standard Bible
in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,

King James Bible
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching.

International Standard Version
Always set an example for others by doing good actions. Teach with integrity and dignity.

NET Bible
showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In your teaching show integrity, dignity,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But show yourself in all things as a model in all good works, and in your teaching let your speech be wholesome,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Always set an example by doing good things. When you teach, be an example of moral purity and dignity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
in all things showing thyself as an example of good works, in doctrine showing integrity, seriousness, purity,

King James 2000 Bible
In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

American King James Version
In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity,

American Standard Version
in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine'showing uncorruptness, gravity,

Douay-Rheims Bible
In all things shew thyself an example of good works, in doctrine, in integrity, in gravity,

Darby Bible Translation
in all things affording thyself as a pattern of good works; in teaching uncorruptedness, gravity,

English Revised Version
in all things shewing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity,

Webster's Bible Translation
In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Weymouth New Testament
and above all make your own life a pattern of right conduct, having in your teaching no taint of insincerity, but a serious tone,

World English Bible
in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in your teaching showing integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility,

Young's Literal Translation
concerning all things thyself showing a pattern of good works; in the teaching uncorruptedness, gravity, incorruptibility,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-8 Old disciples of Christ must behave in every thing agreeably to the Christian doctrine. That the aged men be sober; not thinking that the decays of nature will justify any excess; but seeking comfort from nearer communion with God, not from any undue indulgence. Faith works by, and must be seen in love, of God for himself, and of men for God's sake. Aged persons are apt to be peevish and fretful; therefore need to be on their guard. Though there is not express Scripture for every word, or look, yet there are general rules, according to which all must be ordered. Young women must be sober and discreet; for many expose themselves to fatal temptations by what at first might be only want of discretion. The reason is added, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Failures in duties greatly reproach Christianity. Young men are apt to be eager and thoughtless, therefore must be earnestly called upon to be sober-minded: there are more young people ruined by pride than by any other sin. Every godly man's endeavour must be to stop the mouths of adversaries. Let thine own conscience answer for thine uprightness. What a glory is it for a Christian, when that mouth which would fain open itself against him, cannot find any evil in him to speak of!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - An ensample for a pattern, A.V.; thy doctrine for doctrine, A.V.; R.T. omits sincerity (ἀφθαρσίαν), which is in the T.R. In all things (περὶ πάντα); as 1 Timothy 1:19 (περὶ τὴν πίστιν); "concerning, in the matter of" (Ellicott on 1 Timothy 1:19). St. Jerome and others connect these words with the preceding clause, "to be sober-minded in all things." But it is usually taken as in the text, "in all things showing thyself," etc. Showing thyself, etc. With regard to the somewhat unusual addition of the reflexive pronoun to the verb in the middle voice, Bishop Ellicott remarks, "Emphasis and perspicuity are gained" by it. An ensample (τύπον). Huther remarks that this is the only passage in the New Testament where τύπος is followed by a genitive of the thing. In 1 Timothy 4:12 the genitive is of the person to whom the example is given, in word, in conversation, etc., and in 1 Peter 5:3, τύπος τοῦ πομνίου. Of good works (comp. Titus 3:8). Note the stress laid by St. Paul upon Christian practice as the result of sound doctrine. Mere talk is absolutely worthless. Uncorruptness (ἀφθορίαν, or, as T.R., ἀδιαφθορίαν); only here in the New Testament, and not in the LXX. or in classical Greek. Ἀφθορία has the best manuscript authority; but the sense of ἀδιαφθορία as deduced from the good classical word ἀδιάφθορος, which means among other things "incorruptible" - not to be influenced by entreaties or bribes - seems to make it preferable. The word describes the quality of the teacher rather than of his doctrine. He is to preach the truth without fear or favor. Gravity (σεμνότητα); as 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:4. This, again, is a quality of the teacher. These accusatives depend upon παρεχόμενος. But the construction of the sentence is somewhat irregular for brevity's sake.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works,.... It was not enough for Titus, and so neither for any other Gospel minister, to deliver out sound doctrine, and to exhort persons of different ages and sexes to the things which become it, but he should through the whole of his conversation be a pattern of every good work unto them; for they that are the shepherds of the flock, are not only to feed them with knowledge, and with understanding, but to be ensamples to them, as well as they who are under their care ought to walk, as they have them for an example; see 1 Timothy 4:12.

In doctrine, showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity; the apostle here either returns again to his advice about doctrine, that it should be delivered out pure and incorrupt, free from error and heresy, and every mixture and invention of man's; and with all gravity of speech and countenance, without levity in expression, and airiness of gesture; and that it be the sincere milk of the word that is given forth, and that with all integrity and uprightness of soul: or else this refers to the life and conversation of the teacher, as answering to his doctrine, and going along with it; and the sense is, in, or with doctrine, along with the doctrine preached, let the conversation be pure and incorrupt, free from the pollutions of the world, and from any governing vice; and let it be attended with gravity in word, gesture, look, and dress; and with all sincerity, faithfulness, and simplicity, in all our dealings, either with the saints, or with the men of the world.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. In—with respect to all things.

thyself a pattern—though but a young man thyself. All teaching is useless unless the teacher's example confirm his word.

in doctrine—in thy ministerial teaching (showing) uncorruptness, that is, untainted purity of motive on thy part (compare 2Co 11:3), so as to be "a pattern" to all. As "gravity," &c., refers to Titus himself, so "uncorruptness"; though, doubtless, uncorruptness of the doctrine will be sure to follow as a consequence of the Christian minister being of simple, uncorrupt integrity himself.

gravity—dignified seriousness in setting forth the truth.

sincerity—omitted in the oldest manuscripts.

Titus 2:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Teaching Sound Doctrine
6Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 5:10
and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord's people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

Titus 3:8
This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

1 Peter 5:3
not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
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In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity,

all.

Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel…

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample …

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

uncorruptness.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

gravity. See on

Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in …

sincerity.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere …

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