1Paul, a servant of God,and an apostle of JesusChrist, according to the faith of God'select,and the acknowledging of the truthwhich is aftergodliness;2Inahope of eternallife,whichGod, that cannot lie,promisedbefore the worldbegan;3Buthath in duetimesmanifestedhiswordthroughpreaching,which is committed unto me according to the commandment of GodourSaviour;4
To Titus, mine ownsonafter the commonfaith:Grace,mercy, and peace,fromGod the Fatherand the LordJesusChristourSaviour.5
For thiscause left ItheeinCrete,that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting ,bandordainelders in everycity,asI had appointedthee:6
If anybeblameless, the husband of onewife,havingfaithfulchildrennotaccusedofriotorunruly.7For a bishopmustbeblameless,as the steward of God;notselfwilled,not soon angry,not given to wine,nostriker,not given to filthy lucre;8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men,csober,just,holy,temperate;9
Holding fast the faithfulwordasd he hath been taught,that he may beablebysounddoctrineboth to exhortand to convince the gainsayers .
10For there aremanyunrulyand vain talkersanddeceivers,specially they of the circumcision:11Whosemouthsmust be stopped , whosubvertwholehouses,teaching things which they oughtnot,forfilthylucre'ssake.12Oneofthemselves, even a prophet of theirown,said , The Cretians are alwayliars,evilbeasts,slowbellies.13Thiswitnessistrue.Whereforerebukethemsharply,that they may be soundin the faith;14Not giving heed to Jewishfables,andcommandments of men, that turn from the truth.15
Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiledandunbelieving is nothingpure;buteventheirmindandconscience is defiled .
They profess that they knowGod;but in works they deny him, beingabominable,anddisobedient,anduntoeverygoodworkreprobate.e