2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,

Other Translations of Titus 1:2

King James Version

2 In In: or, For hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

English Standard Version

2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages beganGreek before times eternal

The Message

2 My aim is to raise hopes by pointing the way to life without end. This is the life God promised long ago - and he doesn't break promises!

New King James Version

2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

New Living Translation

2 This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God-who does not lie-promised them before the world began.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Titus 1:2

Commentary on Titus 1:1-4

(Read Titus 1:1-4)

All are the servants of God who are not slaves of sin and Satan. All gospel truth is according to godliness, teaching the fear of God. The intent of the gospel is to raise up hope as well as faith; to take off the mind and heart from the world, and to raise them to heaven and the things above. How excellent then is the gospel, which was the matter of Divine promise so early, and what thanks are due for our privileges! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God; and whoso is appointed and called, must preach the word. Grace is the free favour of God, and acceptance with him. Mercy, the fruits of the favour, in the pardon of sin, and freedom from all miseries both here and hereafter. And peace is the effect and fruit of mercy. Peace with God through Christ who is our Peace, and with the creatures and ourselves. Grace is the fountain of all blessings. Mercy, and peace, and all good, spring out of this.