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Titus 3 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Remind people to submit to the government and its officials, to obey them, to be ready to do any honorable kind of work, 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
2 to slander no one, to avoid quarrelling, to be friendly, and to behave gently towards everyone. 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
3 For at one time, we too were foolish and disobedient, deceived and enslaved by a variety of passions and pleasures. We spent our lives in evil and envy; people hated us, and we hated each other. 3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
4 But when the kindness and love for mankind of God our Deliverer was revealed, 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he delivered us. It was not on the ground of any righteous deeds we had done, but on the ground of his own mercy. He did it by means of the mikveh of rebirth and the renewal brought about by the Ruach HaKodesh, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
6 whom he poured out on us generously through Yeshua the Messiah, our Deliverer. 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 He did it so that by his grace we might come to be considered righteous by God and become heirs, with the certain hope of eternal life. 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
8 You can trust what I have just said, and I want you to speak with confidence about these things, so that those who have put their trust in God may apply themselves to doing good deeds. These are both good in themselves and valuable to the community. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
9 But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 Warn a divisive person once, then a second time; and after that, have nothing more to do with him. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 You may be sure that such a person has been perverted and is sinning: he stands self-condemned. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you. Do your best to come to me in Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.
13 Do your best to help Zenas the Torah expert and Apollos with their arrangements for travelling, so that they will lack nothing. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need.
14 And have our people learn to apply themselves to doing good deeds that meet genuine needs, so that they will not be unproductive. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.
15 All who are with me send you greetings. Give our greetings to our friends in the faith. Grace be with you all. 15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.