Titus 2:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Titus 2:13, NIV: "while we wait for the blessed hope--the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,"

Titus 2:13, ESV: "waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,"

Titus 2:13, KJV: "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"

Titus 2:13, NASB: "looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,"

Titus 2:13, NLT: "while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed."

Titus 2:13, CSB: "while we wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ."

What does Titus 2:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Verse 11 began a discussion on the grace of God, which continues until the end of chapter 2. Verse 13 refers to believers looking forward to a "blessed hope." This hope is the appearance of the glory of Christ. The New Testament mentions various "appearings" of Jesus. He appeared on earth as a human (2 Timothy 1:10). Jesus also appeared alive after His resurrection (Acts 1:3).

There will also be a future appearing, mentioned in this verse, as well as 1 Timothy 6:14, 2 Timothy 4:1, and 2 Timothy 4:8. This future event is the one referred to as the "blessed hope," a phrase the New Testament uses only here. This appearing will be "of the glory," indicating the coming of Jesus in power. Jesus is called "our great God," a reminder that Paul and Titus were fellow believers, and that Jesus is divine. Jesus is also called both Savior (Redeemer) and Christ. The term "Christ" is from the Greek word Christos, translated from the Hebrew term Mashiyach, or Messiah. These multiple titles emphasize the majesty of Jesus, and speak highly of His future coming.