Titus 3:3

“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we our selues also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceiued, seruing diuers lusts and pleasures, liuing in malice and enuy, hatefull, and hating one another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another.
- Basic English Bible

For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
- Darby Bible

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
- Webster's Bible

For there was a time when we also were deficient in understanding, obstinate, deluded, the slaves of various cravings and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
- Weymouth Bible

For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
- World English Bible

For we weren sum tyme vnwise, vnbileueful, errynge, and seruynge to desiris, and to dyuerse lustis, doynge in malice and enuye, worthi to be hatid, hatinge ech othere.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we were once -- also we -- thoughtless, disobedient, led astray, serving desires and pleasures manifold, in malice and envy living, odious -- hating one another;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 3:3


3:3 For we - And as God hath dealt with us, so ought we to deal with our neighbour. Were without understanding - Wholly ignorant of God. And disobedient - When he was declared to us.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 3:3


Tit 3:3 For we ourselves. We Christians. Were sometimes. Once we were just as foolish, disobedience, turbulent and sinful as others.

Discussion for Titus 3

  • Redeemed
    Titus 3:1-7 Puts me in rememberance of how foolish I was and still can be, and how the Lord has been so compassionate and merciful to me, I can be compassionate and merciful to others. This is what we as followers of Christ need to be more of so that others can see Christ the light in a dark, lost world that our Saviour has created for his glory to be revealed in as we let our lights shine for him
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 3:7 THAT BEING JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE WE SHOULD BE MADE HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE JOHN 6:68 THEN SIMON PETER ANSWERED HIM LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO --- THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE --- PROVERBS 8:35 FOR WHOSO FINDETH ME FINDETH LIFE AND SHALL OBTAIN FAVOR OF THE LORD
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 3:5 NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE BUT ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY HE SAVED US BY THE WASHING OF REGENERATION AND RENEWING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT *****WHICH HE SHED ON US ABUNDANTLY THROUGH---JESUS CHRIST---OUR SAVIOUR *****JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT--- I SPEAK--- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • 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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