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 after godliness;
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
But has in due times manifested his word (o. logos) through
preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our
Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God
the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set
in order the things that are lacking, and ordain elders in every city, as I had
any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused
of riot or unruly.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not an attacker, not given to
filthy illegal gain;
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober,
just, holy, temperate;
Holding fast the faithful word (o. logos) as he has been
taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the
there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought
not, for filthy illegal gain's sake.
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The
Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, sluggards.
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that
they may be sound in the faith;
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men,
that turn from the truth.
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
profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and
disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
But speak you the things which become sound doctrine:
the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, (o. agape) in
aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false
accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love
their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient
to their own husbands, that the word (o. logos) of God be not blasphemed.
men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Sound speech, (o. logos) that cannot be condemned; that
he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of
servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all
things; not answering again;
Not embezzling, but showing all good fidelity; that they
may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared
to all men,
us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously,
and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself an exclusive people, zealous of good works.
things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates,
to be ready to every good work,
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle,
showing all meekness unto all men.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful,
and hating one another.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour
toward man appeared,
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; (o. pneuma)
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of
is a faithful saying, (o. logos) and these things I will that you affirm constantly,
that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable unto men.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions,
and strivings about the law; for they are useless and vain.
A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition
that he that is such is subverted, and sins, being condemned of himself.
I shall send Artemas unto you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis:
for I have determined there to winter.
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently,
that nothing be lacking unto them.
And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary
uses, that they be not unfruitful.
All that are with me salute you. Greet them that love us
in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.