Titus 2:12

“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Teaching vs that denying vngodlinesse and worldly lusts we should liue soberly, righteously and godly in this present world,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Training us so that, turning away from evil and the desires of this world, we may be living wisely and uprightly in the knowledge of God in this present life;
- Basic English Bible

teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things,
- Darby Bible

Teaching us, that denying ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and piously, in this present world;
- Webster's Bible

training us to renounce ungodliness and all the pleasures of this world, and to live sober, upright, and pious lives at the present time,
- Weymouth Bible

instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;
- World English Bible

hath apperid to alle men, and tauyte vs, that we forsake wickidnesse, and worldli desyris, lyue sobreli, and iustli, `and piteuousli in this world,
- Wycliffe Bible

teaching us, that denying the impiety and the worldly desires, soberly and righteously and piously we may live in the present age,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:12


2:12 Instructing us - All who do not reject it. That, having renounced ungodliness - Whatever is contrary to the fear and love of God. And worldly desires - Which are opposite to sobriety and righteousness. We should live soberly - In all purity and holiness. Sobriety, in the scripture sense, is rather the whole temper of a man, than a single virtue in him. It comprehends all that is opposite to the drowsiness of sin, the folly of ignorance, the unholiness of disorderly passions. Sobriety is no less than all the powers of the soul being consistently and constantly awake, duly governed by heavenly prudence, and entirely conformable to holy affections. And righteously - Doing to all as we would they should do to us. And godly - As those who are consecrated to God both in heart and life.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:12


Tit 2:12 Teaching us. We are taught in this system of grace that we must deny ourselves all sinful lusts, and live godly lives.

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