1 Paul, a servant
of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith
of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is
2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,
which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God
4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy,
and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set
in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every
city, as I had appointed thee:
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful
children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not
given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just,
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that
he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers,
specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching
things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The
Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that
they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men,
that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are
defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind
and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work
1 But speak thou
the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith,
in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers
of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in
doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of
the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and
to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they
may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared
to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
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 peculiar people, zealous
of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no man despise thee.
1 Put them in mind
to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates,
to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing
all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
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 Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou
affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might
be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions,
and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent
to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to
13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently,
that nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary
uses, that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us
in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.