Paule the seruaunt of God and an Apostle of Iesu Christ, to preache şe faythe,
of Goddes elect, & the knowledge of that truethe, whiche is after Godlynes,
2 vpon the hope, of eternall lyfe, whiche lyfe God şt can not lye, hath
promysed before the worlde beganne:
3 but hath opened hys worde, at the tyme appoynted thorowe preachynge which
preachynge is commytted vnto me by the commaundement of God oure sauyoure.
4 To Titus hys naturall sonne in the common fayth. Grace, mercy, and peace from
God the father and from the Lorde Iesu Christe oure sauyoure.
5 For thys cause left I the in Crete, that thou shouldest performe that whiche
was lackynge, and shouldest ordeyne elders in euery cytye as I appoynted the.
6 Yf any be fautelesse, the husbande of one wyfe hauyng faythfull chyldren,
whiche are not sclaundred of ryote, neyther are dysobedyent.
7 For a byshoppe must be fautelesse, as it becommeth the mynister of God: not
stubborne, not angrye, no dronkarde, no fyghter, not geuen to fylthy lucre:
8 but herberous one that loueth goodnes, sober mynded, ryghtuous, holy
9 and suche as cleaueth vnto the true worde of doctryne, that he maye be able to
exhorte wyth wholesome learnynge, and to improue them, that saye agaynste it.
10 For there are many dysobedyent: & talkers of vanitye and disceyuers of
myndes, namely they of the circumcision,
11 whose mouthes must be stopped: whiche peruerte whole houses teachynge thynges
whiche they oughte not because of fylthy lucre.
12 One beyng of them selues, which was a poete of theyr owne, said: The Cretians
are alwayes lyars, euil beastes and slowe belyes.
13 Thys wytnesse is true, wherfore rebuke them sharply that they may be sounde
in the fayth,
14 and not takyng hede to Iewes fables and commaundementes of men that turne
from the truethe.
15 Vnto the pure are all thynges pure, but vnto them that are defyled and
vnbeleuynge, is nothynge pure: but euen the very myndes and consciences of them
16 They confesse that they knowe God: but wyth the dedes they denye hym, and are
abhomynable and dysobedient, and vnto all good workes discommendable.
Bvt speake thou şt whiche becommeth wholsome learnyng.
2 That the elder men be sober, honest, discret, sounde in the fayth, in loue,
and in pacience.
3 And the elder women lykewyse, that they be in such rayment as becommeth
holynes, not false accusars, not geuen to muche drynkynge, but teachers of
4 to make the yong women sobre mynded, to loue theyr husbandes, to loue their
5 to be dyscret, chast, huswyfly, good & obedyent vnto theyr owne husbandes,
şt the word of God be not euyl spoken of.
6 Young men lykewyse exhort that they be sobre mynded.
7 Aboue all thynges shewe thy selfe an ensample of good workes wyth vncorrupt
doctryne wyth honesty,
8 and wyth the wholesom worde, which cannot be rebuked, that he which
wythstandeth, maye be ashamed, hauyng nothynge in you that he maye disprayse.
9 The seruauntes exhort to be obedient vnto theyr owne maysters, and to please
in al thynges, not aunswerynge agayne,
10 neyther be pyckers, but şt they shewe all good faythfulnes, that they maye
do worshyp to şe doctryne of oure sauyoure God in all thynges.
11 For the grace of God, şt bringeth saluacion vnto al men, hath apered
12 & teacheth vs şt we shoulde denye vngodlynes & worldly lustes, and
that we shoulde lyue sobre mynded ryghtuouslye and Godly in this present worlde,
13 lokynge for that blessed hope and gloryous apperyng of the myghtye God, and
of oure sauyoure Iesu Christe,
14 whiche gaue hym selfe for vs, to redeme vs from al vnryghtuousnes and to
pourge vs a peculyar people vnto him selfe, feruently geuen vnto good workes.
15 These thynges speake, and exhorte, and rebuke, wyth all commaundyng. Se that
no man despyse the.
Warne them that they submytte them selues to rule and power to obeye the
offycers that they be ready vnto al good workes
2 that they speake euyll of noman that they be no fyghters, but softe, shewynge
all meakenes vnto all men.
3 For we our selues also in tymes paste, vnwyse, dysobedient, deceyued, in
daunger to lustes, and to dyuers maners of voluptuousnes, lyuyng in malycyousnes
and enuye, ful of hate, hatyng one another.
4 But after that the kyndnes and loue of our sauyoure God to man warde appered,
5 not of the dedes of rightuousnes, which we wrought but of hys mercy he saued
vs, by the fountayne of the newe byrth, & with the renuyng of şe holye
6 which he shed on vs aboundauntly, thorowe Iesus Christe oure sauyoure,
7 that we ones iustifyed by hys grace, shoulde be heyres of eternall lyfe,
8 Thys is a true saiynge. Of these thynges I would thou shouldest certyfye, that
they whiche beleue God, might be dylygent to go forwarde in good workes. These
thynges are good and profytable vnto men.
9 Folysh questions and genealogyes, and braulynge and stryfe aboute the law
auoyde: for they are vnprofytable and superfluous.
10 A man that is geuen to heresye, after the fyrst & the seconde admonicyon
11 remembring that he that is suche, is peruerted, and synneth euen damned by
hys owne iudgement.
12 When I shall sende Artemas vnto the or Tichicus, be diligente to come to me
vnto Nichopolis. For I haue determyned there to wynter.
13 Brynge zenas the lawyar and Apollos on theyr iorneye dilygentlye, that
nothing be lackyng vnto them.
14 And let oures also learne to excell in good workes as farforthe, as nede
requyreth, that they be not vnfruteful.
15 All that are with me salute the. Grete them that loue vs in the faythe Grace
be wt you all. AMEN.