Titus 3:3 KJV (With Strong’s)

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gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
c we ourselves
hemeis (Greek #2249)
we (only used when emphatic)
KJV usage: us, we (ourselves).
Pronounce: hay-mice'
Origin: nominative plural of 1473
also
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
were
eimi (Greek #1510)
a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic)
KJV usage: am, have been, X it is I, was. See also 1488, 1498, 1511, 1527, 2258, 2071, 2070, 2075, 2076, 2771, 2468, 5600.
Pronounce: i-mee'
Origin: the first person singular present indicative
sometimes
pote (Greek #4218)
indefinite adverb, at some time, ever
KJV usage: afore-(any, some-)time(-s), at length (the last), (+ n- )ever, in the old time, in time past, once, when.
Pronounce: pot-eh'
Origin: from the base of 4225 and 5037
foolish
anoetos (Greek #453)
unintelligent; by implication, sensual
KJV usage: fool(-ish), unwise.
Pronounce: an-o'-ay-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 3539
, disobedient
apeithes (Greek #545)
unpersuadable, i.e. contumacious
KJV usage: disobedient.
Pronounce: ap-i-thace'
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3982
, deceived
planao (Greek #4105)
to (properly, cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue)
KJV usage: go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way.
Pronounce: plan-ah'-o
Origin: from 4106
, serving
douleuo (Greek #1398)
to be a slave to (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary)
KJV usage: be in bondage, (do) serve(-ice).
Pronounce: dool-yoo'-o
Origin: from 1401
divers
poikilos (Greek #4164)
motley, i.e. various in character
KJV usage: divers, manifold.
Pronounce: poy-kee'-los
Origin: of uncertain derivation
lusts
epithumia (Greek #1939)
a longing (especially for what is forbidden)
KJV usage: concupiscence, desire, lust (after).
Pronounce: ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah
Origin: from 1937
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
pleasures
hedone (Greek #2237)
sensual delight; by implication, desire
KJV usage: lust, pleasure.
Pronounce: hay-don-ay'
Origin: from ἁνδάνω (to please)
, living
diago (Greek #1236)
to pass time or life
KJV usage: lead life, living.
Pronounce: dee-ag'-o
Origin: from 1223 and 71
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
malice
kakia (Greek #2549)
badness, i.e. (subjectively) depravity, or (actively) malignity, or (passively) trouble
KJV usage: evil, malice(-iousness), naughtiness, wickedness.
Pronounce: kak-ee'-ah
Origin: from 2556
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
envy
phthonos (Greek #5355)
ill-will (as detraction), i.e. jealousy (spite)
KJV usage: envy.
Pronounce: fthon'-os
Origin: probably akin to the base of 5351
, hateful
stugnetos (Greek #4767)
hated, i.e. odious
KJV usage: hateful.
Pronounce: stoog-nay-tos'
Origin: from a derivative of an obsolete apparently primary στύγω (to hate)
, and hating
miseo (Greek #3404)
to detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less
KJV usage: hate(-ful).
Pronounce: mis-eh'-o
Origin: from a primary μῖσος (hatred)
one another
allelon (Greek #240)
one another
KJV usage: each other, mutual, one another, (the other), (them-, your-)selves, (selves) together (sometimes with 3326 or 4314).
Pronounce: al-lay'-lone
Origin: Genitive plural from 243 reduplicated
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Ministry on This Verse

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Rom. 3:9‑20• 9What then? are we better? No, in no wise: for we have before charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin:
10according as it is written, There is not a righteous man, not even one;
11there is not the man that understands, there is not one that seeks after God.
12All have gone out of the way, they have together become unprofitable; there is not one that practises goodness, there is not so much as one:
13their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; asps' poison is under their lips:
14whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;
15swift their feet to shed blood;
16ruin and misery are in their ways,
17and way of peace they have not known:
18there is no fear of God before their eyes.
19Now we know that whatever the things the law says, it speaks to those under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world be under judgment to God.
20Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law is knowledge of sin.
(Rom. 3:9‑20)
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1 Cor. 6:9‑11• 9Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,
10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11And these things were some of you; but ye have been washed, but ye have been sanctified, but ye have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
(1 Cor. 6:9‑11)
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Eph. 2:1‑3• 1and *you*, being dead in your offences and sins--
2in which ye once walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience:
3among whom *we* also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest:
(Eph. 2:1‑3)
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Col. 1:21• 21And you, who once were alienated and enemies in mind by wicked works, yet now has it reconciled (Col. 1:21)
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Col. 3:7• 7In which *ye* also once walked when ye lived in these things. (Col. 3:7)
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1 Peter 4:1‑3• 1Christ, then, having suffered for us in the flesh, do *ye* also arm yourselves with the same mind; for he that has suffered in the flesh has done with sin,
2no longer to live the rest of his time in the flesh to men's lusts, but to God's will.
3For the time past is sufficient for us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, walking in lasciviousness, lusts, wine-drinking, revels, drinkings, and unhallowed idolatries.
(1 Peter 4:1‑3)
foolish.
disobedient.
deceived.
serving.
living.
hateful.
 It is evident that this was intended to strengthen the duty of subjection to authority on the one hand, and on the other the spirit of mild and meek bearing to all mankind, in all those who bear the name of the Lord. Grace was to prevail and display itself all round. (On Titus 3:3 by W. Kelly)
 From a condition so desperate Christ; Himself the obedient Man, though infinitely more than man, alone delivers, and this by imparting His own life through faith. (On Titus 3:3 by W. Kelly)
 we were not only wandering in error, but "deceived," however highly we may have thought of our independence and shrewd judgment. (On Titus 3:3 by W. Kelly)
 Nor was the evil confined to disease of the mind. We were " serving divers lusts and pleasures "; so much the more bondmen, because we flattered ourselves that we were pre-eminently free. We did our own will and pleased ourselves; we chose our pleasures here or there as we liked. What was this but to be slaves of the devil when we were pursuing divers lusts and pleasures? Our will is his slavery. (On Titus 3:3 by W. Kelly)
 The thought that it is sin, and that we also were formerly its slaves, produces patience and piety. Grace alone has made the difference. (Titus 3 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

W. Kelly Translation

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For at one time even we were foolish, disobedient, gone astray, in slavery to divers lusts and pleasures, passing time in malice and envy, abominable, hating one another1.

WK Translation Notes

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-7 It is impossible to take verses 3-5 as parenthetical, nor 3-7 either, though that might be less difficult. Πιστὸς ὀ λ. refers to what immediately precedes, at least as much as to verses 1 and 2. (Christian Annotator 2:339)