This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
Treasury of Scripture
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the disputers...
1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Proverbs 21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.
Acts 12:15 And they said to her, You are mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe...
Psalm 78:22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...
John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me.
Romans 4:5 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
1 John 5:10-13 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar...
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Titus 3:1,14 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work...
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Job 22:2 Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?
Job 35:7,8 If you be righteous, what give you him? or what receives he of your hand...
Psalm 16:2,3 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness extends not to you...
2 Corinthians 9:12-15 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God...
Philemon 1:11 Which in time past was to you unprofitable, but now profitable to you and to me:
ContextGod's Mercy to Us
3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5Not 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 Ghost; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men:
It is a faithful saying: and these things I will have thee affirm constantly: that they, who believe in God, may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Darby Bible Translation
The word is faithful, and I desire that thou insist strenuously on these things, that they who have believed God may take care to pay diligent attention to good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
King James Bible
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Young's Literal Translation
Stedfast is the word; and concerning these things I counsel thee to affirm fully, that they may be thoughtful, to be leading in good works -- who have believed God; these are the good and profitable things to men,