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1 From Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I was chosen and sent to help the faith of God's chosen people and to lead them to the truth taught by our religion, 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 which is based on the hope for eternal life. God, who does not lie, promised us this 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 and at the right time he revealed it in his message. This was entrusted to me, and I proclaim it by order 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 I write to Titus, my true son in the faith that we have in common. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace. 4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
5 I left you in Crete, so that you could put in order the things that still needed doing and appoint church elders in every town. Remember 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 an elder must be without fault; he must have only one wife, and his children must be believers and not have the reputation of being wild or disobedient. 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 since a church leader is in charge of God's work, he should be without fault. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered, or a drunkard or violent or greedy for money. 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 He must be hospitable and love what is good. He must be self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 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 message which can be trusted and which agrees with the doctrine. In this way he will be able to encourage others with the true teaching and also to show the error of those who are opposed to 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 the converts from Judaism, who rebel and deceive others with their nonsense. 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 It is necessary to stop their talk, because they are upsetting whole families by teaching what they should not, and all for the shameful purpose of making money. 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 It was a Cretan himself, one of their own prophets, who spoke the truth when he said, "Cretans are always liars, wicked beasts, and lazy gluttons." For this reason you must rebuke them sharply, so that they may have a healthy faith 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
14 and no longer hold on to Jewish legends and to human commandments which come from people who have rejected the truth. 14 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
15 Everything is pure to those who are themselves pure; but nothing is pure to those who are defiled and unbelieving, for their minds and consciences have been defiled. 15 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
16 They claim that they know God, but their actions deny it. They are hateful and disobedient, not fit to do anything good. 16 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 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.