Titus 1:2
New International Version
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,

New Living Translation
This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God--who does not lie--promised them before the world began.

English Standard Version
in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Berean Study Bible
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

Berean Literal Bible
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time eternal

New American Standard Bible
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,

King James Bible
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Christian Standard Bible
in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

Contemporary English Version
Then they will have the hope of eternal life God promised long ago. And God never tells a lie!

Good News Translation
which is based on the hope for eternal life. God, who does not lie, promised us this life before the beginning of time,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

International Standard Version
which is based on the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began.

NET Bible
in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began.

New Heart English Bible
in hope of everlasting life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Concerning the hope of eternal life, which The True God promised before the times of the world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My message is based on the confidence of eternal life. God, who never lies, promised this eternal life before the world began.

New American Standard 1977
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the times of the ages

King James 2000 Bible
In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the ages began;

American King James Version
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

American Standard Version
in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the hope of life everlasting, which God, who lieth not, hath promised before the times of the world:

Darby Bible Translation
in [the] hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the ages of time,

English Revised Version
in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal;

Webster's Bible Translation
In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Weymouth New Testament
in hope of the Life of the Ages which God, who is never false to His word, promised before the commencement of the Ages.

World English Bible
in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;

Young's Literal Translation
upon hope of life age-during, which God, who doth not lie, did promise before times of ages,
Study Bible
Paul's Greeting to Titus
1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ in service of the faith of God’s elect and of their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness, 2in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. 3In His own time, He has revealed His message in the proclamation entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:29
Moreover, the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not a man, that He should change His mind."

Isaiah 1:20
But if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Romans 1:2
which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,

Romans 16:25
Now to Him who is able to strengthen you by my gospel and by the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery concealed for ages past,

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 1:9
He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not because of our own works, but by His own purpose and by the grace He granted us in Christ Jesus before time eternal.

2 Timothy 2:13
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

Titus 3:7
so that, having been justified by His grace, we would become heirs with the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 6:18
Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged.

Treasury of Scripture

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

In.

Titus 2:7,13
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, …

Titus 3:7
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

John 5:39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

eternal.

Matthew 25:46
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Mark 10:17,30
And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? …

John 3:15,16
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life…

God.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

1 Samuel 15:29
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.

1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

promised.

2 Timothy 1:1,9
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, …

Revelation 17:8
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

before.

Proverbs 8:23-31
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was…

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

John 17:24
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.







Lexicon
in
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[the] hope
ἐλπίδι (elpidi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

of eternal
αἰωνίου (aiōniou)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 166: From aion; perpetual.

life,
ζωῆς (zōēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

which
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

God,
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

who cannot lie,
ἀψευδὴς (apseudēs)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 893: Not guilty of falsehood, truthful. Veracious.

promised
ἐπηγγείλατο (epēngeilato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1861: From epi and the base of aggelos; to announce upon, i.e. to engage to do something, to assert something respecting oneself.

before
πρὸ (pro)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4253: A primary preposition; 'fore', i.e. In front of, prior to.

time
χρόνων (chronōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5550: A space of time or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay.

began.
αἰωνίων (aiōniōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 166: From aion; perpetual.
(2) In hope of eternal life.--Better translated, resting on the hope of eternal life. The connection of the preceding clauses with these words has been well summed up: "The Apostle's calling had for its object the faith of the elect and the knowledge of the truth; and the basis on which all this rested was the hope of eternal life."

Which God, that cannot lie.--Possibly, this singular and strong expression was chosen with reference to the peculiar vice of the Cretans, over whose Church Titus was then presiding. (See Titus 1:12 : "One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars.")

Promised before the world began.--More accurately rendered, from eternal ages. (See 2Timothy 1:9.) The promise of eternal life was the result of a divine purpose fixed from eternity.

Verse 2. - Who for that, A.V.; times eternal for the world began, A.V. In hope of eternal life. This seems to be a further description of the scope or sphere of the apostolate, which, as some take ἐπί, is based upon the hope of eternal life. Who cannot lie (ἀψευδής); here only in the New Testament, rarely in the LXX., but common in classical Greek. The epithet is here used to show the certainty of the fulfillment of the promise made before the ages (comp. Hebrews 6:18; Numbers 23:19). Before times eternal (see 2 Timothy 1:9, note). The translation, "before times eternal," conveys no sense; χρόνοι αἰώνοι are "the times of ages past" (Romans 16:25), placed in opposition to the καιροί ἰδιοί, or to the "now" of 2 Timothy 1:10, in which the manifestation of the promise took place. 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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