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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Titus 1:1

According to the faith of God's elect (kata pistin eklektwn teou).
Here kata expresses the aim of Paul's apostleship, not the standard by which he was chosen as in Philippians 3:14; a classic idiom, repeated here with epignwsin, eusebeian, epitaghn, "with a view to" in each case. For "God's elect" see Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12.

The knowledge (epignwsin).
"Full knowledge," one of Paul's favourite words. For the phrase see 1 Timothy 2:4.

Which is according to godliness (thv kat' eusebeian).
"The (truth) with a view to godliness." The combination of faith and full knowledge of the truth is to bring godliness on the basis of the hope of life eternal.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Titus 1:1". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=tit&chapter=001&verse=001>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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