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Titus 1:8

    Titus 1:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But opening his house freely to guests; a lover of what is good, serious-minded, upright, holy, self-controlled;

    Webster's Revision

    but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled;

    World English Bible

    but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but given to hospitality, a lover of good, soberminded, just, holy, temperate;

    Definitions for Titus 1:8

    Temperate - To exercise power or self-control.

    Clarke's Commentary on Titus 1:8

    A lover of hospitality - Φιλοξενον· A lover of strangers. See the note on 1 Timothy 3:2. Instead of φιλοξενον, one MS. has φιλοπτωχον, a lover of the poor. That minister who neglects the poor, but is frequent in his visits to the rich, knows little of his Master's work, and has little of his Master's spirit.

    A lover of good men - Φιλαγαθον· A lover of goodness or of good things in general.

    Sober - Prudent in all his conduct. Just in all his dealings. Holy in his heart.

    Temperate - self-denying and abstemious, in his food and raiment; not too nice on points of honor, nor magisterially rigid in the exercise of his ecclesiastical functions. Qualifications rarely found in spiritual governors.

    Barnes' Notes on Titus 1:8

    But a lover of hospitality - Notes, 1 Timothy 3:2.

    A lover of good men - Margin, "or things." The Greek (φιλάγαθος philagathos) means, a lover of good, and may apply to any thing that is good. It may refer to good men, as included under the general term good; and there is no more essential qualification of a bishop than this. A man who sustains the office of a minister of the gospel, should love every good object, and be ever ready to promote it; and he should love every good man, no matter in what denomination or country he may be found - no matter what his complexion, and no matter what his rank in life; compare the notes at Philippians 4:8.

    Sober - Notes, 1 Timothy 1:2.

    Just - Upright in his dealings with all. A minister can do little good who is not; compare the notes at Philippians 4:8.

    Holy - Pious, or devout. Faithful in all his duties to God; Notes, 1 Timothy 2:8.

    Temperate - ἐγκρατῆ egkratē. Having power or control over all his passions. We apply the term now with reference to abstinence from intoxicating liquors. In the Scriptures, it includes not only that, but also much more. It implies control over all our passions and appetites. See it explained in the notes at Acts 24:25; compare 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Corinthians 9:25; Galatians 5:23.