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Titus 3 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good 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 speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 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 the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 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 abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. 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 foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at 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 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may 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 let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. 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 greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. 15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.