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1 This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to bring faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. 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 This truth gives them the confidence of eternal life, which God promised them before the world began -- and he cannot lie. 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 now at the right time he has revealed this Good News, and we announce it to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been trusted to do this work for him. 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 This letter is written to Titus, my true child in the faith that we share.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 on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed 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 An elder must be well thought of for his good life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who are not wild or rebellious. 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 An elder must live a blameless life because he is God's minister. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, 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 enjoy having guests in his home and must love all that is good. He must live wisely and be fair. He must live a devout and disciplined life. 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
9 He must have a strong and steadfast belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with right teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong. 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 who rebel against right teaching; they engage in useless talk and deceive people. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 They must be silenced. By their wrong teaching, they have already turned whole families away from the truth. Such teachers only want your 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 One of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, "The people of Crete are all liars; they are cruel animals and lazy gluttons." 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
13 This is true. So rebuke them as sternly as necessary to make them strong in the faith. 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
14 They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned their backs on the truth. 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences 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 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are despicable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.