Salutation

1 Paul, 1a bond-servant of God and an 2apostle of Jesus Christ, afor the faith of those 3chosen of God and 4the knowledge of the truth which is 5according to godliness,

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2 in 6the hope of eternal life, which God, 7who cannot lie, 8promised b9long ages ago,

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Qualifications of Elders

5 For this reason I left you in 20Crete, that you would set in order what remains and 21appoint 22elders in every city as I directed you,

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9 34holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in 35sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
11 who must be silenced because they are upsetting 40whole families, teaching 41things they should not teach 42for the sake of sordid gain.

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12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "43Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."

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13 This testimony is true. For this reason 44reprove them 45severely so that they may be 46sound in the faith,
14 not paying attention to Jewish 47myths and 48commandments of men who 49turn away from the truth.

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15 50To the pure, all things are pure; but 51to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their 52mind and their conscience are defiled.

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16 53They profess to know God, but by their deeds they 54deny Him, being 55detestable and 56disobedient and 57worthless 58for any good deed.