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Titus 3

1 Be reminding them to be submitting to rulers [and] authorities, to be obeying, to be ready for every good work, 2 slandering no one, being fight-less, fair, showing all gentleness to every man. 3 For we ourselves were also mindless, disobedient, deceived, slaving to lusts and various pleasures, going [about] in evil and corruption, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and philia-love-of-men of our God appeared, 5 not from works of justness which we ourselves did, but according to his mercy he saved us through [the] washing of regeneration and [through the] renewal of [the] Holy Spirit, 6 which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our savior, 7 in order that having been justified by that grace, we become heirs according to [the] hope of eternal zoe-life1 . 8 Trustworthy [is this] word, and concerning these [things] I intend you to be insisting, that those having believed in God be being intent on being busy with good works. These [things] are good and profitable for men. 9 But avoid foolish controversy and genealogies and strife and fights pertaining to the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. 10 Be rejecting [a] factitious man after the first and second admonition, 11 knowing that [he is] such that have turned aside and sin, being self-condemned.

12 When I send Artemas to you or Timothy, be earnest to come to me in Nicopolis, for I have decided to winter here. 13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way earnestly, in order that nothing be lacking to them. 14 And let2 ours also be learning to be busying themselves with good works for necessary needs, in order that they not be unfruitful. 15 All those with me greet you. Greet those philia-loving us in faith. Grace [be]3 with you all.

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.


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