Titus 2:12
New International Version
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

New Living Translation
And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God,

English Standard Version
training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Berean Study Bible
It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Berean Literal Bible
instructing us that, having denied ungodliness and worldly passions, we should live discreetly and righteously and piously in the present age,

New American Standard Bible
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

King James Bible
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Christian Standard Bible
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,

Contemporary English Version
He taught us to give up our wicked ways and our worldly desires and to live decent and honest lives in this world.

Good News Translation
That grace instructs us to give up ungodly living and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this world,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,

International Standard Version
It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we might live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present age

NET Bible
It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

New Heart English Bible
instructing us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly desires, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it leads us to reject wickedness and the lusts of the world and to live in this world in purity, in righteousness, and in the worship of God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It trains us to avoid ungodly lives filled with worldly desires so that we can live self-controlled, moral, and godly lives in this present world.

New American Standard 1977
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

Jubilee Bible 2000
teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world;

King James 2000 Bible
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live sensibly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

American King James Version
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

American Standard Version
instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly, and justly, and godly in this world,

Darby Bible Translation
teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things,

English Revised Version
instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;

Webster's Bible Translation
Teaching us, that denying ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and piously, in this present world;

Weymouth New Testament
training us to renounce ungodliness and all the pleasures of this world, and to live sober, upright, and pious lives at the present time,

World English Bible
instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;

Young's Literal Translation
teaching us, that denying the impiety and the worldly desires, soberly and righteously and piously we may live in the present age,
Study Bible
God's Grace Brings Salvation
11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men. 12It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13as we await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:32
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.

Acts 24:25
As Paul expounded on righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, "You may go for now. When I find the time, I will call for you."

1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy.

2 Timothy 3:12
Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Titus 3:3
For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Treasury of Scripture

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Teaching.

Matthew 28:20
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

John 6:25
And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

1 Thessalonians 4:9
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

denying.

Isaiah 55:6,7
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: …

Ezekiel 18:30,31
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin…

Ezekiel 33:14,15
Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; …

live.

Psalm 105:45
That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

Ezekiel 36:27
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Matthew 5:19,20
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven…

soberly.

Titus 2:4
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

godly.

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2 Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

this.

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.







Lexicon
It instructs
παιδεύουσα (paideuousa)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3811: From pais; to train up a child, i.e. Educate, or, discipline.

us
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

renounce
ἀρνησάμενοι (arnēsamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 720: Perhaps from a and the middle voice of rheo; to contradict, i.e. Disavow, reject, abnegate.

ungodliness
ἀσέβειαν (asebeian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 763: Impiety, irreverence, ungodliness, wickedness. From asebes; impiety, i.e. wickedness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

worldly
κοσμικὰς (kosmikas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2886: From kosmos; terrene, literally or figuratively.

passions,
ἐπιθυμίας (epithymias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.

[and] to live
ζήσωμεν (zēsōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

sensible,
σωφρόνως (sōphronōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4996: Soberly, with moderation, prudently. Adverb from sophron; with sound mind, i.e. Moderately.

upright,
δικαίως (dikaiōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1346: Justly, righteously. Adverb from dikaios; equitably.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

godly [lives]
εὐσεβῶς (eusebōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2153: Piously, religiously. Adverb from eusebes; piously.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

present
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

age,
αἰῶνι (aiōni)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.
(12) Teaching us.--Literally, disciplining us; educating us by life's sad experiences. God's grace is in truth a stern discipline of self-denial and training for higher things.

Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts.--More accurately, to the intent that, having denied, &c. The object of the loving discipline of our Father in heaven is that we, having done with those things in life which are offensive or dishonourable to God, having put aside as worthless all inordinate desires for the things of this world--all those things which exclusively belong to this life and have nothing to do with the life to come--having denied all this, that we should live as righteous men the remainder of our lives here.

We should live soberly, righteously, and godly.--In these three terms the blessed life our Lord would have His own to lead on earth is summed up--to ourselves, to our neighbour, and to our God. The first, "soberly," to ourselves--wisely and temperately, keeping ever a mastery over our passions; the second, "righteously"--justly and honourably, having due regard to our duty towards our neighbour; the third, "godly"--piously, ever remembering to live as in the presence of the Eternal.

In this present world.--Or, in the present course of things. The Apostle adds these words to his summary of the life Christians should lead, to remind them that the present world was but a transitory, passing scene after all, and that there was another and a different "course of things" at hand; and this leads him on to another point. The manifestation of the "grace of God," in the first coming of the Lord in humiliation (Titus 2:11), teaches us to live our lives in expectation of the second manifestation of His glory in His second coming in power (Titus 2:13). We must--in this great passage contained in Titus 2:11-14--bear in mind that there is a two-fold epiphany spoken of: the one, the manifestation of the "grace of God"--that is past (it was the first coming and the earthly life of Christ); the other, the manif

Verse 12. - Instructing for teaching, A.V.; to the intent that for that, A.V.; and righteously for righteously, A.V. Instructing us, to the intent that. This is an unnecessary refinement. Huther is right in saying that the sentence beginning with ἵνα might have been expressed by the infinitive mood, as in 1 Timothy 1:20, and that we ought to render it not "in order that," but simply "that." The phrase in 1 Timothy 1:20, ἵνα παιδευθῶσι μὴ βλασφημεῖν, manifestly would justify the phrase, παιδεύουσα ἡμᾶς ζῆν δικαίως, "teaching us to live righteously." Alford surely is wrong in saying that the universal New Testament sense of παιδεύειν is "to discipline," i.e. teach by correction. In Acts 7:22; Acts 22:3; 1 Timothy 1:20; 2 Timothy 2:25, the idea of teaching, not of correcting, is predominant. But even if it was so, the pastoral Epistles are so decidedly classical in their use of words, that the classical use of παιδεύειν in such phrases as παιδεύειν τινα κιθαρίζειν or σώφρονα εἴναι (Liddell and Scott)is an abundant justification of a similar rendering of this passage And as regards the use ἵνα, such phrases as Αἰπὲ ἵνα οἱ λίθοι οῦτοι ἄρτοι γενῶνται, "Command that these stones become bread" (Matthew 4:3; Matthew 20:21; Luke 4:3; Luke 10:40); Διεστείλατο... ἵνα μηδενὶ εἴπωσιν, "He commanded them not to tell" (Matthew 16:20); Συμφέρει αὐτῷ ἴνα, "It is profitable for him that" (Matthew 18:6); Προσεύχεσθε ἵνα, "Pray that" (Matthew 24:20); Παρεκάλει αὐτὸν ἵνα μή, "He besought him not to send them away" (Mark 5:10); Παρακαλοῦσιν αὐτὸν ἵνα ἅψηται, "They beseech him to touch" (Mark 8:22, 30; Mark 9:9; Mark 10:37; Mark 13:34; Luke 1:43; Luke 7:36); Ἐδεήθην... ἵνα, "I asked... to" (Luke 9:40); Ἐρωτῶ σε ἵνα πέμψῃς, "I intreat thee to send" (Luke 16:29; Colossians 4:2;, etc.); - prove that the sense "in order that" is not necessarily attached to ἵνα, but that we may properly render the passage before us "teaching us... to live soberly," etc. 2:11-15 The doctrine of grace and salvation by the gospel, is for all ranks and conditions of men. It teaches to forsake sin; to have no more to do with it. An earthly, sensual conversation suits not a heavenly calling. It teaches to make conscience of that which is good. We must look to God in Christ, as the object of our hope and worship. A gospel conversation must be a godly conversation. See our duty in a very few words; denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, living soberly, righteously, and godly, notwithstanding all snares, temptations, corrupt examples, ill usage, and what remains of sin in the believer's heart, with all their hinderances. It teaches to look for the glories of another world. At, and in, the glorious appearing of Christ, the blessed hope of Christians will be complete: To bring us to holiness and happiness was the end of Christ's death. Jesus Christ, that great God and our Saviour, who saves not only as God, much less as Man alone; but as God-man, two natures in one person. He loved us, and gave himself for us; and what can we do less than love and give up ourselves to him! Redemption from sin and sanctification of the nature go together, and make a peculiar people unto God, free from guilt and condemnation, and purified by the Holy Spirit. All Scripture is profitable. Here is what will furnish for all parts of duty, and the right discharge of them. Let us inquire whether our whole dependence is placed upon that grace which saves the lost, pardons the guilty, and sanctifies the unclean. And the further we are removed from boasting of fancied good works, or trusting in them, so that we glory in Christ alone, the more zealous shall we be to abound in real good works.
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