Titus 3:14
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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.

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Clarke'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.

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Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly...

maintain good works. or, profess honest trades.

Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he stayed with them, and worked: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

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Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day...

that.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 21:19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said to it...

Luke 13:6-9 He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none...

John 15:8,16 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples...

Romans 15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Hebrews 6:6-12 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh...

2 Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound...

Library
Of 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
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration

Whether the Foreknowledge of Merits is the Cause of Predestination
Whether the Foreknowledge of Merits is the Cause of Predestination We proceed to the fifth article thus: 1. It seems that the foreknowledge of merits is the cause of predestination. For the apostle says: "whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate" (Rom. 8:29), and the gloss of Ambrose on the words "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy" (Rom. 9:15) says: "I will have mercy on whom I foreknow will return to me with his whole heart." It thus appears that the foreknowledge of merits is the
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Whether Isidore's Description of the Quality of Positive Law is Appropriate?
Objection 1: It would seem that Isidore's description of the quality of positive law is not appropriate, when he says (Etym. v, 21): "Law shall be virtuous, just, possible to nature, according to the custom of the country, suitable to place and time, necessary, useful; clearly expressed, lest by its obscurity it lead to misunderstanding; framed for no private benefit, but for the common good." Because he had previously expressed the quality of law in three conditions, saying that "law is anything
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Human Law Should be Framed for the Community Rather than for the Individual?
Objection 1: It would seem that human law should be framed not for the community, but rather for the individual. For the Philosopher says (Ethic. v, 7) that "the legal just . . . includes all particular acts of legislation . . . and all those matters which are the subject of decrees," which are also individual matters, since decrees are framed about individual actions. Therefore law is framed not only for the community, but also for the individual. Objection 2: Further, law is the director of human
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Matthew 7:19
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Romans 12:13
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Ephesians 4:28
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.

Philippians 1:11
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 4:16
for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.

Colossians 1:10
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,

Titus 2:8
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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