Titus 1:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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But
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
a lover of hospitality
philoxenos (Greek #5382)
fond of guests, i.e. hospitable
KJV usage: given to (lover of, use) hospitality.
Pronounce: fil-ox'-en-os
Origin: from 5384 and 3581
, a lover of good ηmen
philagathos (Greek #5358)
fond to good, i.e. a promoter of virtue
KJV usage: love of good men.
Pronounce: fil-ag'-ath-os
Origin: from 5384 and 18
, sober
sophron (Greek #4998)
safe (sound) in mind, i.e. self-controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion)
KJV usage: discreet, sober, temperate.
Pronounce: so'-frone
Origin: from the base of 4982 and that of 5424
, just
dikaios (Greek #1342)
equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively)
KJV usage: just, meet, right(-eous).
Pronounce: dik'-ah-yos
Origin: from 1349
, holy
hosios (Greek #3741)
properly, right (by intrinsic or divine character; thus distinguished from 1342, which refers rather to human statutes and relations; from 2413, which denotes formal consecration; and from 40, which relates to purity from defilement), i.e. hallowed (pious, sacred, sure)
KJV usage: holy, mercy, shalt be. 342
Pronounce: hos'-ee-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, temperate
egkrates (Greek #1468)
strong in a thing (masterful), i.e. (figuratively and reflexively) self-controlled (in appetite, etc.)
KJV usage: temperate.
Pronounce: eng-krat-ace'
Origin: from 1722 and 2904
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or, things.

Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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a lover of hospitality.
a lover of good.
men.
or, things.
sober.
 To steer clear, therefore, of the ordinary snares of men in office never could satisfy the mind of God. The overseer, without a thought of invitation or recompence in return, was called to be hospitable (On Titus 1:7-9 by W. Kelly)
 " a lover of good," not merely of good men, but of goodness-an important guard in the exercise of much more than hospitality. (On Titus 1:7-9 by W. Kelly)
 A man might easily carry the love of good into either a sentiment or an enthusiasm; but the Spirit of God gives sobriety. (On Titus 1:7-9 by W. Kelly)
 Nothing would more enfeeble his weight than a failure in righteousness. Yet to be "just'' is not enough. It is of course imperative; but there must be more along with it. The overseer must be "pious," or "holy" in that sense, " ὅσιος:." It is not separate from evil, but gracious and upright, and is so used particularly of Christ in the Old Testament, as well as in the New. It is that character of piety which appreciates God's mercy, and is itself merciful. (On Titus 1:7-9 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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but hospitable, a lover of goodness, discreete, just, piousf, temperate,

JND Translation Notes

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i.e. "sober," or of "sound mind," as ch. 2.2,5,6,12.
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Hosios, as "holy," Heb. 7.26.

W. Kelly Translation

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abut hospitable, a lover of good; sober-minded, just, holy, temperate,

WK Translation Notes

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holy: The overseer, it is added in due course as a higher call, must be "pious," or "holy" in that sense, "ὄσις." It is not separate from evil, but gracious and upright, and is so used particularly of Christ in the Old Testament, as well as in the New. (The reader can consult Psa. 16:10; 89:18-19, etc., and Acts 2:27; 13:34-35, with application to others also.) It is the character of piety which appreciates God's mercy, and is itself merciful. This was looked for in an elder, while he and all believers were ἄγιοι or saints. (Exp. of Titus and Phile., p. 36-37)