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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TITUS - Chapter 2 - Verse 7

Verse 7. In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works. Not merely teaching others, but showing them by example how they ought to live. On the word rendered pattern (tupon, type,) see See Barnes "Heb 8:6"; See Barnes "1 Co 10:6"; Php 3:17.

In doctrine. In your manner of teaching. See Barnes "1 Ti 4:16".


Showing uncorruptness. The word here used does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament. It means, here, the same as purity—that which is not erroneous, and which does not tend to corrupt or vitiate the morals of others, or to endanger their salvation. Everything in his teaching was to be such as to make men purer and better.

Gravity. See this word explained See Barnes "1 Ti 2:2, where it is rendered honesty. Comp. See Barnes "1 Ti 3:4, where it is rendered gravity. It does not elsewhere occur. See the use of the adjective, however, in Php 4:8; 1 Ti 3:8,11; Tit 2:2.

The word properly means venerableness; then, whatever will insure respect, in character, opinions, deportment. The sense here is, that the manner in which a preacher delivers his message, should be such as to command respect, he should evince good sense, undoubted piety, an acquaintance with his subject, simplicity, seriousness, and earnestness, in his manner.

Sincerity. See this word (afyarsia) explained See Barnes "Eph 6:24".

It is rendered immortality in Ro 2:7; 2 Ti 1:10; incorruption, in 1 Co 15:42,50,53,54; and sincerity, Eph 6:24, and in the place before us. It does not elsewhere occur in the New Testament. It means incorruption, incapacity of decay; and, therefore, would be here synonymous with purity. It should be said, however, that it is wanting in many Mss., and is rejected in the later editions of the New Testament by Wetstein, Tittman, and Hahn.

{a} "pattern" 1 Ti 4:12

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