Titus 3:4
New International Version
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,

New Living Translation
But--"When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love,

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

Berean Study Bible
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

Berean Literal Bible
But when the kindness and the love of mankind of God our Savior appeared,

New American Standard Bible
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

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

Christian Standard Bible
But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,

Contemporary English Version
God our Savior showed us how good and kind he is.

Good News Translation
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior was revealed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

International Standard Version
In grace our Savior God appeared, to make his love for mankind clear.

NET Bible
But "when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,

New Heart English Bible
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when the sweetness and the loving kindness of God Our Lifegiver was revealed,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, when God our Savior made his kindness and love for humanity appear,

New American Standard 1977
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

King James 2000 Bible
But after the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,

American King James Version
But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior 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:

Darby Bible Translation
But when the kindness and love to man of our Saviour God 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,

World English Bible
But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared,

Young's Literal Translation
and when the kindness and the love to men of God our Saviour did appear
Study Bible
God's Mercy to Us
3For 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. 4But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.…
Cross References
Luke 1:47
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!

Romans 2:4
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?

Ephesians 2:7
in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:3
In His own time, He has revealed His message in the proclamation entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.

Titus 2:10
not stealing from them, but showing all good faith, so that in every respect they will adorn the teaching about God our Savior.

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

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

Treasury of Scripture

But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,

the kindness.

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

Romans 5:20,21
Moreover the law entered, that the offence 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 wherewith he loved us, …

love.

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

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

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

appeared.

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

2 Timothy 1:10
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Hebrews 9:26
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

when
Ὅτε (Hote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine 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.

kindness
χρηστότης (chrēstotēs)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5544: Goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness. From chrestos; usefulness, i.e. Morally, excellence.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

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

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Savior
Σωτῆρος (Sōtēros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4990: A savior, deliverer, preserver. From sozo; a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ.

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

[His]
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine 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.

love for mankind
φιλανθρωπία (philanthrōpia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5363: Love of mankind, benevolence. From the same as philanthropos; fondness of mankind, i.e. Benevolence.

appeared,
ἐπεφάνη (epephanē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2014: From epi and phaino; to shine upon, i.e. Become visible or known.
(4) But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.--Another thought now wells up in the Apostle's mind. We of ourselves should never have become changed men, had not the kindness of God and His divine love for men shown itself. We, indeed, have no ground for self-exaltation, no excuse for haughty treatment of others, either in thought or action; for if we now live other and purer lives than they live, our change to better and higher things was owing to no desert or merit of ours, but solely to the mercy and the love of God. The changed life is here solely attributed to the manifestation to man of the kindness and love of God our Saviour. Here God our Saviour, as in 1Timothy 1:1, and in several other passages in the Pastoral Epistles, must be understood as "God the Father;" the "kindness" differs from the "love towards man." The first signifies generally that divine, measureless, all comprehensive love which we know is the glorious attribute of God. The second expression tells of the special love which the Almighty has for man, and which has been so marvellously shown in the sacrifice and death of the Son of God for us. The two words--the measureless, divine love which embraces all creation, and the special love of God for man--taken together, make up the one idea expressed by the "grace that bringeth salvation," of Titus 2:11 of this Epistle. In the rare word philanthropia, the "love of God toward man," a quiet but very solemn reminder is given to those "Christians" who would have no dealings with their less pure heathen neighbours. The word applied here to God tells them to love men, even the enemies of their holy religion; they are to obey the heathen magistrate, and to think kindly of and to act courteously towards their heathen neighbour, because God has loved men--all men. Here are they to be imitators of the divine pity, copyists of the divine love.

Verse 4. - When for after that, A.V.; the kindness of God our Savior, and his love toward man for the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man, A.V. Kindness (χρηστότης), used by St. Paul only in the New Testament, and by him frequently in the sense of "kindness," whether of God (as Romans 2:4; Romans 11:22; Ephesians 2:7) or of man (as 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 3:12). In Romans 3:12, where it has the wider sense of "good" or "right," it is the phrase of the LXX., who use χρηστότης for the Hebrew טוב. In like manner, χρηστός is frequently used in the sense of "kind" (Luke 6:35; Romans 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 2:3). This is exactly analogous to the use of κακός and κακία, in the limited sense of "malicious," "malice" (see preceding note to ver. 3). Love toward man (φιλανθρωπία); only here and Acts 28:2 in the New Testament. It occurs repeatedly in the Books of the Maccabees, and is common in good classical Greek. God our Savior (see 1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:3; Titus 2:10, etc.). Appeared (Titus 2:11). 3:1-7 Spiritual privileges do not make void or weaken, but confirm civil duties. Mere good words and good meanings are not enough without good works. They were not to be quarrelsome, but to show meekness on all occasions, not toward friends only, but to all men, though with wisdom, Jas 3:13. And let this text teach us how wrong it is for a Christian to be churlish to the worst, weakest, and most abject. The servants of sin have many masters, their lusts hurry them different ways; pride commands one thing, covetousness another. Thus they are hateful, deserving to be hated. It is the misery of sinners, that they hate one another; and it is the duty and happiness of saints to love one another. And we are delivered out of our miserable condition, only by the mercy and free grace of God, the merit and sufferings of Christ, and the working of his Spirit. God the Father is God our Saviour. He is the fountain from which the Holy Spirit flows, to teach, regenerate, and save his fallen creatures; and this blessing comes to mankind through Christ. The spring and rise of it, is the kindness and love of God to man. Love and grace have, through the Spirit, great power to change and turn the heart to God. Works must be in the saved, but are not among the causes of their salvation. A new principle of grace and holiness is wrought, which sways, and governs, and makes the man a new creature. Most pretend they would have heaven at last, yet they care not for holiness now; they would have the end without the beginning. Here is the outward sign and seal thereof in baptism, called therefore the washing of regeneration. The work is inward and spiritual; this is outwardly signified and sealed in this ordinance. Slight not this outward sign and seal; yet rest not in the outward washing, but look to the answer of a good conscience, without which the outward washing will avail nothing. The worker therein is the Spirit of God; it is the renewing of the Holy Ghost. Through him we mortify sin, perform duty, walk in God's ways; all the working of the Divine life in us, and the fruits of righteousness without, are through this blessed and holy Spirit. The Spirit and his saving gifts and graces, come through Christ, as a Saviour, whose undertaking and work are to bring to grace and glory. Justification, in the gospel sense, is the free forgiveness of a sinner; accepting him as righteous through the righteousness of Christ received by faith. God, in justifying a sinner in the way of the gospel, is gracious to him, yet just to himself and his law. As forgiveness is through a perfect righteousness, and satisfaction is made to justice by Christ, it cannot be merited by the sinner himself. Eternal life is set before us in the promise; the Spirit works faith in us, and hope of that life; faith and hope bring it near, and fill with joy in expectation of it.
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