1Putthem in mind to be subject to principalitiesandpowers, to obey magistrates , to bereadytoeverygoodwork,2
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle,shewingallmeeknessuntoallmen.3For we ourselvesalsoweresometimesfoolish,disobedient,deceived , servingdiverslustsandpleasures,livinginmaliceandenvy,hateful, and hating one another.4Butafter that the kindnessandlovea of GodourSaviour toward manappeared ,
5Notbyworksofrighteousnesswhichwe have done , but according tohismercy he savedus,by the washing of regeneration,andrenewing of the HolyGhost;6Which he shedonusabundantlybthroughJesusChristourSaviour;7That being justified byhisgrace, we should be madeheirs according to the hope of eternallife.8
This is a faithfulsaying,and these thingsIwill that thou affirm constantly , that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintaingoodworks. These thingsaregoodandprofitable unto men.9Butavoidfoolishquestions,andgenealogies,andcontentions,and strivings about the law;for they areunprofitableandvain.10
A man that is an heretickafter the firstandsecondadmonitionreject ;
11Knowingthat he that is such is subverted , andsinneth , being condemned of himself.12When I shall sendArtemasuntothee,orTychicus, be diligent to comeuntometoNicopolis:for I have determinedthere to winter .
13BringZenas the lawyerandApollos on their journeydiligently,thatnothing be wanting unto them.14Andletoursalsolearn to maintaincgoodworksfornecessaryuses,that they benotunfruitful.15All that are withmesalutethee.Greet them that loveusin the faith.Grace be withyouall.Amen. [It was writtentoTitus,ordained the firstbishop of the church of the Cretians,fromNicopolis of Macedonia.]