Titus 3:4
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English Standard Version
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

King James Bible
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

American Standard Version
But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared:

English Revised Version
But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,

Webster's Bible Translation
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior towards man appeared,

Weymouth New Testament
But when the goodness of God our Saviour, and His love to man, dawned upon us, not in consequence of things which we,

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Kindness (χρηστότης)

Only here in Pastorals. Elsewhere only in Paul. See on Romans 3:12, and see on easy, Matthew 11:30.

Love (φιλανθρωπία)

Love is too vague. It is love toward men; comp. Titus 3:2. Only here and Acts 28:2 : φιλανθρώπως kindly, Acts 27:3 (note). While it cannot be asserted that the heretical characteristics noted in the Pastoral Epistles point collectively to any specific form of error, it is true, nevertheless, that certain characteristics of the economy of grace are emphasized, which are directly opposed to Gnostic ideas. Thus the exhortation that supplications be made for all men, supported by the statement that God wills that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:1, 1 Timothy 2:4), is in the teeth of the Gnostic distinction between men of spirit and men of matter, and of the Gnostic principle that the knowledge (ἐπίγνωσις) of truth was only for a limited, intellectual class. To the same effect is the frequent recurrence of all, for all, in connection with the saving and enlightening gifts of God (1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 Timothy 6:13; Titus 2:11). So here: not only has the saving grace of God appeared unto all (Titus 2:11), but it has revealed itself as kindness and love to man as man.

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the kindness.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound...

Ephesians 2:4-10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

love. or, pity. God. See on ch.

Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men...

appeared.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death...

Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world...

Cross References
Luke 1:47
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Romans 2:4
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Ephesians 2:7
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:3
and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

Titus 2:10
not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.

Titus 2:11
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

1 Peter 2:3
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

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