Titus 1 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, the servant of God, and apostle of Jesus Christ, by the faith of the chosen of God, and by the knowing of the truth [after the faith of the chosen of God, and knowing of the truth], which is after piety, 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 into the hope of everlasting life [in hope of everlasting life], which life God that lieth not, promised before times of the world [before worldly 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 he hath showed in his times his word in preaching, that is betaken to me by the commandment of God, our Saviour [after the commandment of our Saviour God], 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, most dear-worthy son by the common faith [to Titus, beloved son after the common faith], grace and peace of God the Father, and of 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 For cause of this thing I left thee at Crete, that thou amend those things that fail, and ordain priests by cities, as also I assigned to thee [as and I disposed to thee]. 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 any man is without crime, an husband of one wife, and hath faithful sons [If any man is without crime, or great sin, husband of one wife, having faithful sons], not in accusation of lechery, or not subject. 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 behooveth a bishop to be without crime, [as] a dispenser of God, not proud, not wrathful, not given to drunkenness [not vinolent, that is, much given to wine], not [a] smiter, not covetous of foul winning; 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 holding hospitality, benign, prudent, sober, just, holy, continent, 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
9 taking that true word, that is after doctrine; that he be mighty to admonish in wholesome teaching, and to reprove them that gainsay. [+embracing that true word, that is after doctrine; that he be mighty to admonish in wholesome doctrine, or teaching, and to reprove them that against-say.] 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 be many unobedient, and vain speakers, and deceivers, most they that be of circumcision, 10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.
11 which it behooveth to be reproved [whom it behooveth to be reproved]; which subvert all houses, teaching which things it behooveth not, for [the] love of foul winning. 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 And one of them, their proper prophet said [Some one of them, the proper prophet of them, said], said, Men of Crete be evermore liars, evil beasts, of slow womb [slow of womb]. 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
13 This witnessing is true. For which cause blame them sore, that they be whole in faith, 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
14 not giving attention to fables of Jews, and to commandments of men, that turn away them from truth [turning them away from truth]. 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
15 And all things be clean to clean men; but to unclean men and to unfaithful nothing is clean, for the soul and conscience of them be made unclean [but and the soul, or reason, and conscience of them be made unclean]. 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 acknowledge that they know God, but by deeds they deny [him]; when they be abominable, and unbelieveful, and reprovable to all good work [to all good works]. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.