Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith
of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,
2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times
3 but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was
intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
4 to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the
Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the
things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee
6 if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that
believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon
angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;
8 but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy,
9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may
be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of
11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things
which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars,
evil beasts, idle gluttons.
13 This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may
be sound in the faith,
14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from
15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving
nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being
abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
1 But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:
2 that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in
3 that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved
to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their
5 `to be' sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed:
6 the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded:
7 in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine
`showing' uncorruptness, gravity,
8 sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part
may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.
9 `Exhort' servants to be in subjection to their own masters, `and' to be
well-pleasing `to them' in all things; not gainsaying;
10 not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
12 instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;
13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and
our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and
purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man
1 Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be
obedient, to be ready unto every good work,
2 to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all
meekness toward all men.
3 For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and
pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
4 But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,
5 not by works `done' in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to
his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the
6 which he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the
hope of eternal life.
8 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:
9 but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings
about law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
11 knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto
me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter.
13 Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that
nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let our `people' also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses,
that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Salute them that love us in faith. Grace be
with you all.