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1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth which is according 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 in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before eternal times; 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 in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment 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 according to a common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God, the Father, and the Lord, Jesus Christ, 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 I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed 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 if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior. 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 the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not 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 but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober-minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him. 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 also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake. 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 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons." 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
13 This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
14 not paying attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are 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 profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.