New American Standard Bible
Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
King James Bible
And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Darby Bible Translation
and let ours also learn to apply themselves to good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.
World English Bible
Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
Young's Literal Translation
and let them learn -- ours also -- to be leading in good works to the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And let ours - Our friends; that is, those who were Christians Paul had just directed Titus to aid Zenas and Apollos himself, and he here adds that he wished that others who were Christians would be char acterized by good works of all kinds.
To maintain good works - Margin, profess honest trades. The Greek will admit of the interpretation in the margin, or will include that, but there is no reason why the direction should be supposed to have any special reference to an honest mode of livelihood, or why it should be confined to that. It rather means, that they should be distinguished for good works, including benevolent deeds, acts of charity, honest toil, and whatever would enter into the conception of an upright life; see the notes at Titus 3:8.
For necessary uses - Such as are required by their duty to their families, and by the demands of charity; see Titus 3:8.
That they be not unfruitful - - That it may be seen that their religion is not barren and worthless, but that it produces a happy effect on themselves and on society; compare the John 15:16 note; Ephesians 4:28 note.
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"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
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