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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Titus 2:13


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    King James Bible - Titus 2:13

    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

    World English Bible

    looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ;

    Douay-Rheims - Titus 2:13

    Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Savior Jesus Christ;

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    1Co 1:7 Php 3:20,21 2Ti 4:8 2Pe 3:12-14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:13

    esperando aquella esperanza bienaventurada, y la manifestacin gloriosa del gran Dios y Salvador nuestro Jess, el Cristo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Titus 2:13

    Verse 13. Looking for that
    blessed hope] Expecting the grand object of our hope, eternal life. See chap. i. 2. This is what the Gospel teaches us to expect, and what the grace of God prepares the human heart for. This is called a blessed hope; those who have it are happy in the sure prospect of that glory which shall be revealed.

    The glorious appearing] kai epifaneian thv doxhv tou megalou qeou kai swthrov hmwn ihsou cristou. This clause, literally translated, is as follows: And the appearing of the glory of the great God, even our saviour Jesus Christ. On this passage I must refer the reader to the ESSAY ON THE GREEK ARTICLE, by H. S. Boyd, Esq., appended to the notes on the Epistle to the Ephesians, where both the structure and doctrine of this passage are explained at large.

    Some think that the blessed hope and glorious appearing mean the same thing; but I do not think so. The blessed hope refers simply to eternal glorification in general; the glorious appearing, to the resurrection of the body; for when Christ appears he will change this vile body, and make it like unto his GLORIOUS BODY, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to himself. See Phil. iii. 20, 21.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. Looking for that blessed hope , etc.] Not the grace of hope; though that being a good hope through grace, and a hope of blessedness, may be called a blessed hope; yet this the saints have already implanted in their hearts in regeneration, and cannot be said to look for it: rather Christ, the object and ground of hope, who is our hope, and Christ in us the hope of glory, who is blessed for evermore; and in the enjoyment of whom the happiness of the saints hereafter will greatly consist; and whom they look for, and expect from heaven, and who is expressly mentioned in the next clause: but as this may be something distinct from that, it may be best, by this blessed hope, to understand the thing hoped for, eternal glory and happiness; called elsewhere the hope of righteousness, and the hope laid up in heaven, ( Galatians 5:5 Colossians 1:5) and which will lie in the beatific vision of God and Christ; in a perfect knowledge of them, in communion with them, and conformity to them; and in the society of angels and glorified saints; and in a freedom from all evil, outward and inward, and in the possession of all good: and to be looking for this, is to be desiring it with the heart and affections set upon it, longing to be in the enjoyment of it, and yet waiting patiently in the exercise of faith and hope; for looking includes all the three graces, faith, hope, and love; and particularly the former, which is always attended with the latter; for it is such a looking for this blessedness, as that a man firmly believes he shall partake of it: and there is good reason for a regenerate man so to look for it; since it is his Father's gift of free grace, and is laid up for him; Christ is gone to prepare it by his presence, mediation, and intercession; yea, he is gone, as the forerunner, to take possession of it in his name: this man is begotten again to a lively hope of it; he is called by the grace of God unto it; he is a child of God, and so an heir of it; he has a right unto it, through the justifying righteousness of Christ, and has a meetness for it through the sanctifying grace of the Spirit; and who is in him as the earnest and pledge of it: now such a firm expectation of the heavenly glory does the Gospel, the doctrine of the grace of God, teach, direct, and encourage to; for these words must be read in connection with the preceding, as a further instruction of the Gospel, as well as what follows: and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ ; not two divine persons, only one, are here intended; for the word: rendered appearing, is never used of God the Father, only of the second person; and the propositive article is not set before the word Saviour, as it would, if two distinct persons were designed; and the copulative and is exegetical, and may he rendered thus, and the glorious appearing of the great God, even our Saviour Jesus Christ; who, in the next verse, is said to give himself for the redemption of his people: so that here is a very illustrious proof of the true and proper deity of Christ, who will appear at his second coming; for of that appearance are the, words to be understood, as the great God, in all the glories and perfections of his divine nature; as well as a Saviour, which is mentioned to show that he will appear to the salvation of his people, which he will then put them in the full possession of; and that the brightness of his divine Majesty will not make them afraid: and this appearance will be a glorious one; for Christ will come in his own glory, in the glory of his deity, particularly his omniscience and omnipotence will be very conspicuous; and in his glory as Mediator, which will be beheld by all the saints; and in his glory as a Judge, invested with power and authority from his Father, which will be terrible to sinners; and in the glory of his human nature, with which it is now crowned; and in his Father's glory, in the same he had with him before the world was, and which is the same with his, and in that which he will receive from him as man and Mediator, and as the Judge of the whole earth; and in the glory of his holy angels, being attended with all his mighty ones: to which may be added, that saints will be raised from the dead, and with the living ones appear with Christ in glory, and make up the bride, the Lamb's wife, having the glory of God upon her; so that this will be a grand appearance indeed.

    Now this the Gospel directs, and instructs believers to look for, to love, to hasten to, most earnestly desire, and yet patiently wait for, most firmly believing that it will be: and this the saints have reason to look for, with longing desire and affection, and with pleasure, since it will be not only glorious in itself, but advantageous to them; they will then be glorified with Christ, and be for ever with him.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 11-15 - The doctrine of grace and salvation by the gospel, is for all ranks an conditions of men. It teaches to forsake sin; to have no more to d with it. An earthly, sensual conversation suits not a heavenly calling It teaches to make conscience of that which is good. We must look to God in Christ, as the object of our hope and worship. A gospe conversation must be a godly conversation. See our duty in a very fe words; denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, living soberly righteously, and godly, notwithstanding all snares, temptations corrupt examples, ill usage, and what remains of sin in the believer' heart, with all their hinderances. It teaches to look for the glorie of another world. At, and in, the glorious appearing of Christ, the blessed hope of Christians will be complete: To bring us to holines and happiness was the end of Christ's death. Jesus Christ, that grea God and our Saviour, who saves not only as God, much less as Man alone but as God-man, two natures in one person. He loved us, and gav himself for us; and what can we do less than love and give up ourselve to him! Redemption from sin and sanctification of the nature go together, and make a peculiar people unto God, free from guilt an condemnation, and purified by the Holy Spirit. All Scripture i profitable. Here is what will furnish for all parts of duty, and the right discharge of them. Let us inquire whether our whole dependence i placed upon that grace which saves the lost, pardons the guilty, an sanctifies the unclean. And the further we are removed from boasting of fancied good works, or trusting in them, so that we glory in Chris alone, the more zealous shall we be to abound in real good works __________________________________________________________________


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    13. Looking for (prosdecomenoi). In Pastorals only here. Comp. Mark. xv. 43;
    Luke ii. 25; xii. 36. In this sense not in Paul. Primarily, to receive to one's self, admit, accept. So Luke xv. 2; Rom. xvi. 2; Philip. ii. 29. That which is accepted in faith, is awaited expectantly.

    That blessed hope (thn makarian elpida). The phrase N.T.o .

    Makariov blessed, very often in the Gospels. See on Matt. v. 3. In Pastorals, with the exception of this passage, always of God. In Paul, only of men, and so usually in the Gospels. Elpida hope, the object of hope. Why the hope is called blessed, appears from 2 Tim. iv. 8; Philippians iii. 20, etc. Comp. Jude 21, and 1 Pet. i. 13.

    And the glorious appearing (kai epifaneian thv doxhv). Kai is explanatory, introducing the definition of the character of the thing hoped for. Looking for the object of hope, even the appearing, etc. Glorious appearing is a specimen of the vicious hendiadys by which the force of so many passages has been impaired or destroyed in translation. Rend. appearing of the glory.

    Of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ (tou megalou qeou kai swthrov hmwn Cristou Ihsou). For Jesus Christ rend. Christ Jesus. Megav great with God, N.T.o , but often in LXX. According to A.V. two persons are indicated, God and Christ. Revelations with others rend. of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus, thus indicating one person, and asserting the deity of Christ. I adopt the latter, although the arguments and authorities in favor of the two renderings are very evenly balanced. 155


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    2:13 {Looking for} (prosdecomenoi). Present middle participle of prosdecomai, old verb, the one used of Simeon (#Lu 2:25) and others (#Lu 2:38) who were looking for the Messiah. {The blessed hope and appearing of the glory} (ten makarian elpida kai epifaneian tes doxes). The word epifaneia (used by the Greeks of the appearance of the gods, from epiphans, epifainw) occurs in #2Ti 1:10 of the Incarnation of Christ, the first Epiphany (like the verb epephan, #Tit 2:11), but here of the second Epiphany of Christ or the second coming as in #1Ti 6:14; 2Ti 4:1,8. In #2Th 2:8 both epifaneia and parousia (the usual word) occur together of the second coming. {Of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ} (tou megalou qeou kai swteros iesou cristou). this is the necessary meaning of the one article with qeou and swteros just as in #2Pe 1:1,11. See Robertson, _Grammar_, p. 786. Westcott and Hort read cristou iesou.


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