New Testament

TITUS

Book 56

1:1   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 after godliness;

1:2   In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

1:3   But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

1:4   To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

1:5   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:

1:6   If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

1:7   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;

1:8   But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

1:9   Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

1:10   For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

1:11   Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

1:12   One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

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

1:14   Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

1:15   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.

1:16   They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

2:1   But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2:2   That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

2:3   The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

2:4   That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

2:5   To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

2:6   Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

2:7   In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

2:8   Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

2:9   Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

2:10   Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

2:11   For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

2:12   Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

2:13   Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

2:14   Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

2:15   These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

3:1   Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

3:2   To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

3:3   For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

3:4   But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

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 Ghost;

3:6   Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

3:7   That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

3:8   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.

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

3:10   A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

3:11   Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

3:12   When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

3:13   Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

3:14   And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

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


 
Quote of the Day
Isaiah 9:2

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."

 
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