New International Version
Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
King James Bible
And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Darby Bible Translation
and let ours also learn to apply themselves to good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.
World English Bible
Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
Young's Literal Translation
and let them learn -- ours also -- to be leading in good works to the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
Titus 3:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And let others also learn to maintain good works - There is something very remarkable in this expression. The words καλων εργων προΐστασθαι, which we translate to maintain good works, occur also in Titus 3:8; and some think they mean, to provide for our own, and the necessities of others, by working at some honest occupation; and that this was necessary to be taught to the Cretans, let Ours also learn, etc., who were naturally and practically idle gluttons. Kypke observed that the words mean,
1. To be employed in good works.
2. To defend good works, and to recommend the performance of them.
3. To promote and forward good works; to be always first in them.
For necessary uses - That they may be able at all times to help the Church of God, and those that are in want.
That they be not unfruitful - As they must be if they indulge themselves in their idle, slothful disposition.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
learn. See on ver.
maintain good works. or, profess honest trades.
LibraryOf the Necessity of Divine Influences to Produce Regeneration in the Soul.
Titus iii. 5, 6. Titus iii. 5, 6. Not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. IF my business were to explain and illustrate this scripture at large, it would yield an ample field for accurate criticism and useful discourse, and more especially would lead us into a variety of practical remarks, on which it would be pleasant …
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Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.
for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
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