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    The Epistle of Paul to Titus

    Chapter 1

    Titus 1:1 Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the full knowledge of the reality which is after godliness;

    Titus 1:2 in expectation of infinite life, who God, that cannot lie, promised before perpetual time;

    Titus 1:3 but has in due times manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

    Titus 1:4 to Titus, my genuine child according to a mutual faith: grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

    Titus 1:5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are deficient, and constitute elders in every city, as I had directed you:

    Titus 1:6 if any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of decadence or defiance.

    Titus 1:7 For an overseer must be impeccable, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not quick tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;

    Titus 1:8 but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good, sober, just, holy, temperate;

    Titus 1:9 cleaving to the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able by healthy teaching both advising and convicting the opponents.

    Titus 1:10 For there are many unable to sit and be governed and empty prattlers and con artists, especially those out from the circumcision:

    Titus 1:11 whose mouths must be stopped, who overturn whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, in favor of dishonorable gain.

    Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretans are continually lying, evil wild beasts, and lazy gluttons.

    Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, that they may be healthy in the faith;

    Titus 1:14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, who are perverting the reality.

    Titus 1:15 To the clean all things are clean: but to them that have been stained and unfaithful, nothing is clean; both their minds and consciences are stained.

    Titus 1:16 They confess that they see God; but in works they are denying Him, being disgusting, and unwilling to be persuaded, even rejected for any good work.

    Chapter 2

    Titus 2:1 But you speak the things which become healthy teaching:

    Titus 2:2 that the senior men be sober, reverent, temperate, and healthy in faith, in love, in patience.

    Titus 2:3 The senior women likewise, that they be reverently devoted as to their demeanor, not devilish, not given to much wine, teachers of what is good;

    Titus 2:4 that they may train the new wives to be sensible, to be affectionate to their husbands, to be loving their children,

    Titus 2:5 to be healthy minded, chaste, home makers, good, submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God is not spoken against.

    Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sensible.

    Titus 2:7 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in teaching with no alloy, venerable, incorruptible,

    Titus 2:8 healthy speaking, that cannot be condemned; that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.

    Titus 2:9 Exhort slaves to be submissive to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not talking back;

    Titus 2:10 not stealing but showing all good faith; that they may adorn the teaching that is of God our Savior in all things.

    Titus 2:11 Because the grace of God’s salvation has shined upon all men,

    Titus 2:12 training us, so that denying godless and worldly desires, living judiciously, righteously, and godly in this present age;

    Titus 2:13 awaiting the blessed hope, and the full manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;

    Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might ransom us from all lawlessness, and purify for Himself a treasured people, zealous for good works.

    Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and reprove with all injunctions. Let no one be guessing about you.

    Chapter 3

    Titus 3:1 Remind them to be in submission to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

    Titus 3:2 to speak against no one, to not be belligerent, but gentle, showing all clemency to all men.

    Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, in bondage to numerous lusts and pleasures, passing through life in evil and envy, despicable, and hating one another.

    Titus 3:4 But when the kindness and friendship of God our Savior for men illuminated us,

    Titus 3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit;

    Titus 3:6 which He pours out on us lavishly through Jesus Christ our Savior;

    Titus 3:7 that being justified by His grace, we begin to become heirs according to the expectation of infinite life.

    Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that they who have believed God consider practicing good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

    Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.

    Titus 3:10 A man that is causing formal divisions by opinion, after the first and second warning, reject;

    Titus 3:11 knowing that he that is such has turned out of the way and continually sins, being self-condemned.

    Titus 3:12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis: for I am determined to winter there.

    Titus 3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with speed, that they may be lacking in nothing.

    Titus 3:14 Let ours also learn to preside in honorable occupations for the essential needs, that they be not unfruitful.

    Titus 3:15 All that are with me greet you. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

 

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