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1 From: Sha'ul, God's slave and an emissary of Yeshua the Messiah, sent to promote among God's chosen people the trust and knowledge of truth which lead to 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 and which are based on the certain hope of eternal life. God, who does not lie, promised that life before the beginning of time 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 but made public this word of his in its own season through a proclamation with which I have been entrusted by order of God, our Deliverer. 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, a true son in the faith we share: Grace and shalom from God the Father and from the Messiah Yeshua, our Deliverer. 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 in Crete was so that you might attend to the matters still not in order and appoint congregation leaders in each city-those were my instructions. 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 A leader must be blameless, husband to one wife, with believing children who do not have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. 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 For an overseer, as someone entrusted with God's affairs, must be blameless - he must not be self-willed or quick-tempered, he must not drink excessively, get into fights or be greedy for dishonest gain. 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 On the contrary, he must be hospitable, devoted to good, sober-mindedness, uprightness, holiness and self-control. 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy Message that agrees with the doctrine; so that by his sound teaching he will be able to exhort and encourage, and also to 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 For there are many, especially from the Circumcision faction, who are rebellious, who delude people's minds with their worthless and misleading talk. 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 They must be silenced; because they are upsetting entire households by teaching what they have no business teaching, and doing it for the sake of dishonest gain. 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 Even one of the Cretans' own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons" - 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
13 and it's true! For this reason, you must be severe when you rebuke those who have followed this false teaching, so that they will come to be sound in their trust 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
14 and no longer pay attention to Judaistic myths or to the commands of 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 To all who are themselves pure, everything is pure. But to those who are defiled and without trust, nothing is pure - even their minds and consciences have been defiled. 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 with their actions they deny him. They are detestable and disobedient; they have proved themselves unfit 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.