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Titus 1:3

    Titus 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who, in his time, made clear his word in the good news, of which, by the order of God our Saviour, I became a preacher;

    Webster's Revision

    but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

    World English Bible

    but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

    Clarke's Commentary on Titus 1:3

    But hath in due times - Καιροις ιδιοις· In its own times. See 1 Timothy 2:6; Galatians 4:4; Ephesians 1:10; Ephesians 2:7. God caused the Gospel to be published in that time in which it could be published with the greatest effect. It is impossible that God should prematurely hasten, or causelessly delay, the accomplishment of any of his works. Jesus was manifested precisely at the time in which that manifestation could best promote the glory of God and the salvation of man.

    Manifested his word - Τον λογον αὑτου· His doctrine - the doctrine of eternal life, by the incarnation, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    Which is committed unto me - That is, to preach it among the Gentiles.

    According to the commandment of God our Savior - This evidently refers to the commission which he had received from Christ. See Acts 9:15 : "He is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles." For, "I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; delivering thee from the people and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee; to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light," etc,; Acts 26:16, etc. This is the commandment; and according to it he became the apostle of the Gentiles.

    God our Savior. - As the commission was given by Jesus Christ alone, the person whom he terms here God our Savior must be Jesus Christ only; and this is another proof that St. Paul believed Jesus Christ to be God. This eternal life God had promised in a comparatively obscure way before the foundation of the world, the Jewish dispensation; but now under the Gospel, he had made it manifest - produced it with all its brightness, illustrations, and proofs.

    Barnes' Notes on Titus 1:3

    But hath in due times - At the proper time; the time which he had intended; the best time: see the notes at 1 Timothy 2:6; compare the notes at Matthew 2:2.

    Manifested his word through preaching - See the notes at 2 Timothy 2:10. The meaning here is, that he has made known his eternal purpose through the preaching of the gospel; compare the notes at Romans 10:14-15.

    Which is committed unto me - Not exclusively, but in common with others; see the notes at 2 Timothy 1:11.

    According to the commandment of God our Saviour - Paul always claimed to be divinely commissioned, and affirmed that he was engaged in the work of preaching by the authority of God; see Galatians 1:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1; Romans 1:1-4.

    Wesley's Notes on Titus 1:3

    1:3 And he hath in his own times - At sundry times; and his own times are fittest for his own work. What creature dares ask, Why no sooner? Manifested his word - Containing that promise, and the whole truth which is after godliness. Through the preaching wherewith I am intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour - And who dares exercise this office on any less authority?