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Titus 2

1 But you, speak what is proper for sound teaching: 2 [that the] aged [men] be sober minded, dignified, prudent, sound in faith, in agape-love, in endurance; 3 [that the] aged [women] likewise [be] in behavior worthy of reverence, not slanderous, nor enslaved by much wine, teaching what is good, 4 in order that they encourage the young [women] to be husband philia-lovers, child-philia-lovers, 5 prudent, pure, working at home, good, being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God not be slandered. 6 Likewise be exhorting the young men to be prudent in everything, 7 showing yourself to be [a] pattern of good works in teaching, [showing] incorruption, dignity, 8 [speaking] sound words beyond reproach, in order that the opponent be shamed, having nothing to be saying concerning us [about how we are] worthless. 9 [Be exhorting] slaves to be being subject to their own masters1 () in everything, to be giving satisfaction, not contradicting, 10 not misappropriating, but showing all good trustworthiness, in order that the teaching of God our savior be adorned in everything. 11 For the grace of God bringing salvation has appeared to all men, 12 instructing us, in order that, denying the impious and worldly lusts, we zoe-live2 prudently and justly and piously in the present age, 13 awaiting the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and savior Christ Jesus, 14 who gave himself in our behalf, in order that he redeem us from all lawlessness and cleanse to himself [a] special people, zealots of good works. 15 Be speaking these [things] and be exhorting and be reproving with all command; let3 no one be disregarding you.

1DESPOTES "DES-poh-tays" (δεσπoτης ) `Lord': owner and absolute master of slaves. Whereas DESPOTES emphasizes ownership and complete right of disposal, KURIOS (also translated `Lord') emphasizes power—having it, having the right to wield it. Only slaves have a DESPOTES; even free persons may have a KURIOS. DESPOTES occurs in Luke.2:29, Acts.4:24, 1Tim.6:1, 1Tim.6:2, 2Time.2:21, Tit.2:9, 1Pet.2:18, 2Pet.2:1, Jude.1:4, Rev.6:10. "Lord" in every other case is KURIOS (κυριoς )

2from 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.