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1 From Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I'm sent to bring about the faith of God's chosen people and a knowledge of the truth that agrees with godliness. 1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness--
2 Their faith and this knowledge are based on the hope of eternal life that God, who doesn't lie, promised before time began. 2 a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,
3 God revealed his message at the appropriate time through preaching, and I was trusted with preaching this message by the command of God our savior. 3 and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,
4 To Titus, my true child in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. 4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
5 The reason I left you behind in Crete was to organize whatever needs to be done and to appoint elders in each city, as I told you. 5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
6 Elders should be without fault. They should be faithful to their spouse, and have faithful children who can't be accused of self-indulgence or rebelliousness. 6 An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
7 This is because supervisors should be without fault as God's managers: they shouldn't be stubborn, irritable, addicted to alcohol, a bully, or greedy. 7 Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
8 Instead, they should show hospitality, love what is good, and be reasonable, ethical, godly, and self-controlled. 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
9 They must pay attention to the reliable message as it has been taught to them so that they can encourage people with healthy instruction and refute those who speak against it. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
10 In fact, there are many who are rebellious people, loudmouths, and deceivers, especially some of those who are Jewish believers. 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 They must be silenced because they upset entire households. They teach what they shouldn't to make money dishonestly. 11 They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
12 Someone who is one of their own prophets said, "People from Crete are always liars, wild animals, and lazy gluttons." 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
13 This statement is true. Because of this, correct them firmly, so that they can be healthy in their faith. 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
14 They shouldn't pay attention to Jewish myths and commands from people who reject the truth. 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
15 Everything is clean to those who are clean, but nothing is clean to those who are corrupt and without faith. Instead, their mind and conscience are corrupted. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
16 They claim to know God, but they deny God by the things that they do. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified to do anything good. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.