1 Paul, a slave of God, yet an apostle of Jesus Christ, in accord with the faith of God's chosen, and a realization of the truth, which accords with devoutness,
2 in expectation of life eonian, which God, Who does not lie, promises before times eonian,
3 yet manifests His word in its own eras by heralding, with which I was entrusted, according to the injunction of God, our Saviour,
4 to Titus, a genuine child according to the common faith: Grace and peace from God, the Father, and Christ Jesus, our Saviour.
5 On this behalf I left you in Crete, that you should amend what is lacking and constitute elders city by city, as I prescribe to you.
6 If anyone is unimpeachable, the husband of one wife, having believing children, not under the accusation of profligacy or insubordinate --
7 for the supervisor must be unimpeachable as an administrator of God, not given to self-gratification, not irritable, no toper, not quarrelsome, not avaricious;
8 but hospitable, fond of that which is good, sane, just, benign, self-controlled;
9 upholding the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able to entreat with sound teaching as well as to expose those who contradict.
10 For many are insubordinate, vain praters and imposters, especially those of the Circumcision,
11 who must be gagged, who are subverting whole households, teaching what they must not, on behalf of sordid gain.
12 One of them, their own prophet, said: "Cretans are ever liars, evil wild beasts, idle bellies."
13 This testimony is true. For which cause be exposing them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,
14 not heeding Jewish myths and precepts of men who are turning from the truth.
15 All, indeed, is clean to the clean, yet to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is clean, but their mind as well as conscience is defiled.
16 They are avowing an acquaintance with God, yet by their acts are denying it, being abominable and stubborn, and disqualified for every good act.
1 Now you be speaking what is becoming to sound teaching.
2 The aged men are to be sober, grave, sane, sound in the faith, in love, in endurance;
3 the aged women, similarly, in demeanor as becomes the sacred, not adversaries, nor enslaved by much wine, teachers of the ideal,
4 that they may bring the young wives to a sense of their duty to be fond of their husbands, fond of their children,
5 sane, chaste, domestic, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
6 The younger men, similarly, entreat to be sane as to all things,
7 tendering yourself a model of ideal acts, in teaching with uncorruptness, gravity,
8 with words sound, uncensurable, that the contrary one may be abashed, having nothing bad to say concerning us.
9 Slaves are to be subject to their own owners, to be well-pleasing in all things, not contradicting;
10 not embezzling, but displaying all good faithfulness, that they may be adorning the teaching that is of God, our Saviour, in all things.
11 For the saving grace of God made its advent to all humanity,
12 training us that, disowning irreverence and worldly desires, we should be living sanely and justly and devoutly in the current eon,
13 anticipating that happy expectation, even the advent of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ,
14 Who gives Himself for us, that He should be redeeming us from all lawlessness and be cleansing for Himself a people to be about Him, zealous for ideal acts.
15 Speak of these things and entreat and expose with every injunction. Let no one slight you.
1 Remind them to be subject to sovereignties, to authorities; to be yielding, and to be ready for every good work,
2 to be calumniating no one, to be pacific, lenient, displaying all meekness toward all humanity.
3 For we also were once foolish, stubborn, deceived, slaves of various desires and gratifications, leading a life in malice and envy, detestable, hating one another.
4 Yet when the kindness and fondness for humanity of our Saviour, God, made its advent,
5 not for works which are wrought in righteousness which we do, but according to His mercy, He saves us, through the bath of renascence and renewal of holy spirit,
6 which He pours out on us richly through Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
7 that, being justified in that One's grace, we may be becoming enjoyers, in expectation, of the allotment of life eonian.
8 Faithful is the saying, and I am intending you to be insistent concerning these things, that those who have believed God may be concerned to preside for ideal acts. These things are ideal and beneficial for humanity.
9 Yet stand aloof from stupid questioning and genealogies and strifes and fightings about law, for they are without benefit and vain.
10 A sectarian man, after one and a second admonition, refuse,
11 being aware that such a one has turned himself out, and is sinning, being self-condemned.
12 Whenever I shall be sending Artemas to you, or Tychicus, endeavor to come to me in Nicopolis, for there have I decided to winter.
13 Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos forward diligently, that nothing may be lacking to them.
14 Now let those who are ours also be learning to preside over ideal acts for necessary needs, that they may not be unfruitful.
15 Greeting you are all those with me. Greet our friends in faith. Grace be with you all. Amen!
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