Paul, a servant of God1 and an apostle2 of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth3 that leads to godliness4--
a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life,5 which God, who does not lie,6 promised before the beginning of time,7
and at his appointed season8 he brought his word to light9 through the preaching entrusted to me10 by the command of God11 our Savior,12
To Titus,13 my true son14 in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.15
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