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1 Paul, a servant of God, and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, in agreement with the faith of the saints of God and the full knowledge of what is true in harmony with 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 In the hope of eternal life, which was made certain before eternal time, by the word of God who is ever true; 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 Who, in his time, made clear his word in the good news, of which, by the order of God our Saviour, I became a preacher; 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 in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour. 4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
5 I did not take you with me when I went away from Crete, so that you might do what was necessary to put things in order there, placing men in authority over the churches in every town, as I said to 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 Men having a good record, husbands of one wife, whose children are of the faith, children of whom it may not be said that they are given to loose living or are uncontrolled. 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 it is necessary for a Bishop to be a man of virtue, as God's servant; not pushing himself forward, not quickly moved to wrath or blows, not desiring profit for himself; 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 opening his house freely to guests; a lover of what is good, serious-minded, upright, holy, self-controlled; 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
9 Keeping to the true word of the teaching, so that he may be able to give comfort by right teaching and overcome the arguments of the doubters. 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 men who are not ruled by law; foolish talkers, false teachers, specially those of the circumcision, 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 By whom some families have been completely overturned; who take money for teaching things which are not right; these will have to be stopped. 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 their prophets has said, The men of Crete are ever false, evil beasts, lovers of food, hating work. 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
13 This witness is true. So say sharp words to them so that they may come to the right faith, 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
14 Giving no attention to the fictions of the Jews and the rules of men who have no true knowledge. 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
15 To the clean in heart all things are clean: but to those who are unclean and without faith nothing is clean; they become unclean in mind and in thought. 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 say that they have knowledge of God, while by their acts they are turning their backs on him; they are hated by all, hard-hearted, and judged to be without value 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.