The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus
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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 after godliness;
2In hope of eternal life, which
God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed
unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and
peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5For 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:
6If any be blameless, the husband of one
wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
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;
8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just,
9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been
taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to
convince the gainsayers.
10For 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 lucre’s sake.
12One of themselves,
even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars,
evil beasts, slow bellies.
13This witness is true. Wherefore
rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from
15Unto 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.
16They profess that they know God; but
in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto
every good work reprobate.
Read on to the end (v. 16)