Adorning the Gospel
Titus 2:1-10
Teach various groups of people in the church what accords with sound doctrine so outsiders might honor the gospel.
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Published November 27th, 2018
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Contra the false teachers (1:10–16), teach various groups of people in the church what accords with sound doctrine so outsiders might honor the gospel.
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Titus 2:1-10
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But as for you, teach what accords with p sound 1 doctrine.
Σὺ δὲ λάλει ἃ πρέπει τῇ ὑγιαινούσῃ διδασκαλίᾳ.
Older men are to be sober-minded,
Πρεσβύτας νηφαλίους εἶναι,
dignified,
σεμνούς,
self-controlled,
σώφρονας,
p sound in faith,
ὑγιαίνοντας τῇ πίστει,
in love,
τῇ ἀγάπῃ,
and in steadfastness.
τῇ ὑπομονῇ•
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q Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior,
πρεσβύτιδας ὡσαύτως ἐν καταστήματι ἱεροπρεπεῖς,
r not slanderers
μὴ διαβόλους
s or slaves to much wine.
μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῷ δεδουλωμένας,
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They are to teach what is good,
καλοδιδασκάλους,
and so train the young women
ἵνα σωφρονίζωσιν τὰς νέας
to love their husbands
φιλάνδρους εἶναι,
and children,
φιλοτέκνους
to be self-controlled,
σώφρονας
t pure,
ἁγνὰς
u working at home,
οἰκουργοὺς
kind,
ἀγαθάς,
and v submissive to their own husbands,
ὑποτασσομένας τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν,
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w that the word of God may not be reviled.
ἵνα μὴ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ βλασφημῆται.
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Likewise, urge x the younger men to be self-controlled.
Τοὺς νεωτέρους ὡσαύτως παρακάλει σωφρονεῖν
Show yourself in all respects to be y a model of good works,
περὶ πάντα, σεαυτὸν παρεχόμενος τύπον καλῶν ἔργων,
and in your teaching z show integrity, a dignity, and b sound speech that cannot be condemned,
ἐν τῇ διδασκαλίᾳ ἀφθορίαν, σεμνότητα, λόγον ὑγιῆ ἀκατάγνωστον,
c so that an opponent may be put to shame,
ἵνα ὁ ἐξ ἐναντίας ἐντραπῇ
having nothing evil to say about us.
μηδὲν ἔχων λέγειν περὶ ἡμῶν φαῦλον.
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d Bondservants 1 are to be submissive to their own masters e in everything;
Δούλους ἰδίοις δεσπόταις ὑποτάσσεσθαι ἐν πᾶσιν,
they are to be well-pleasing,
εὐαρέστους εἶναι,
not argumentative,
μὴ ἀντιλέγοντας,
not pilfering,
μὴ νοσφιζομένους,
f but showing all good faith,
ἀλλὰ πᾶσαν πίστιν ἐνδεικνυμένους ἀγαθήν,
g so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
ἵνα τὴν διδασκαλίαν τὴν τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ κοσμῶσιν ἐν πᾶσιν.
Older men
Older women
Younger women
Younger men
Bondservants
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Notes
Arcing Notes 2:1 : I arc 2:1–15 as a whole section in series with 1:5–15. With the conjunction "but" why do I not arc it as a -/+ or A? Certainly Paul is contrasting the false teachers and their teaching with Titus and what Paul calls him to teach. But chapter 2 does not fit under the arc of appointing qualified elders in chapter 1. Instead, Paul is moving on to the next major part of the body of his letter. 2:2–10 : These verses are the content of the teaching that accords with sound doctrine (verse 1), thus Id-Exp. 2:4 : This verse begins with a hina clause, indicating purpose (BDAG). In other words, older women are to teach in order to train. 2:5 : This verse ends with another hina clause, again indicating purpose. I understand that it is all of the younger women's actions/character qualities that prevent the word of God from being reviled, not merely their submission to their own husbands. 2:6–8 : I'm including Titus among the younger men, thus a series between verses 6 & 7–8. If I'm right, then Paul is addressing 5 groups of people in this passage: older men (2:2), older women (2:3–4a), younger women (2:4–5), younger men (2:6–8), and bondservants (2:9–10). 2:8 : I'm interpreting the participle "having" to be a causal participle ~ because [they] have nothing evil to say about us.
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