From Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I was chosen and sent to help the faith of God's chosen people and to lead them to the truth taught by our religion,
which is based on the hope for eternal life. God, who does not lie, promised us this life before the beginning of time,
and at the right time he revealed it in his message. This was entrusted to me, and I proclaim it by order of God our Savior.
I write to Titus, my true son in the faith that we have in common. 1 May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.
I left you in Crete, so that you could put in order the things that still needed doing and appoint church elders in every town. Remember my instructions:
an elder must be without fault; he must have only one wife, and his children must be believers and not have the reputation of being wild or disobedient. 2