Titus 3:1

“Put them in minde to bee subiect to Principalities & Powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to euery good worke,”

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Other Translations

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
- King James Version

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make clear to them that they are to put themselves under rulers and authorities, to do what they are ordered, to be ready for every good work,
- Basic English Bible

Put them in mind to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient to rule, to be ready to do every good work,
- Darby Bible

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
- Webster's Bible

Remind people that they must submit to the rulers who are in authority over them; that they must obey the magistrates, be prepared for every right action,
- Weymouth Bible

Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
- World English Bible

Amoneste hem to be sugetis to prynces, and to poweris; to obeische to that that is seid, and to be redi to al good werk;
- Wycliffe Bible

Remind them to be subject to principalities and authorities, to obey rule, unto every good work to be ready,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 3:1


3:1 Remind them - All the Cretan Christians. To be subject - Passively, not resisting. To principalities - Supreme. And powers - Subordinate governors. And to obey - Them actively, so far as conscience permits.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 3:1


Tit 3:1 Various Duties of Social Life SUMMARY OF TITUS 3: Duties of Christian Life. The Former State of Christians. How God Saved Us. The Bath of Regeneration. The Treatment of Heretics. Personal Directions. Be subject to principalities and powers. To the authorities over them. The Cretans were subjected to Roman sway B.C. 67, but had always been turbulent and impatient. Christians should keep aloof from seditions which could only work evil.

Discussion for Titus 3

  • Teri
    for verse 8: good works profitable for men women...that they may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven Matt 5, these are the things to strive for and go a long way to showing the world the Love of God at work in you. Unlike the "works" in verse 5!
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Many are being led as slaves to their own desires. It is important to cultivate self-control and not become a slave to our sinful desires.
  • Eutychus
    Note how in Titus, God our Savior, and Jesus our Savior are spoken of almost interchangeably. This may be true somewhat of other books or letters, but it stands out here in a very obvious manner.
  • Israel.L
    I love reading Titus. God bless you all.
  • Irene123
    To MPHATSO - the 'more' you need is - ACTS 2:37-38. If you need more than this - then you're out of luck.
    Acts chapter 2 is where the of Jesus Christ began; chapter 2 is the very 1st message preached in the church. All the books hat follow are to ALREADY established churches; they are instructions on what GOD (not man) expects of His people. There is an ORDER to God's word; it's not hit or miss.
  • Jim
    Yes we should have works in our lives as Christians,but we must be careful that our works are the result of the fruit of the Holy Spirit and not based on human effort. All of the striving in the world does not impress God.A Christian artist once wrote,"striving for perfection when the only perfect thing I had was weakness" Think about it! He is the source of fruit and Christian works! Trust Him!

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