1:1Paul, 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, 1:2in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal; 1:3but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Titus in Crete
1:5For 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 charge; 1:6if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly. 1:7For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; 1:8but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled; 1:9holding 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.
1:10For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision, 1:11whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 1:12One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said,
1:13This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 1:14not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. 1:15To 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. 1:16They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
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