Paul's Salutation to Titus1 Paul, a bondman of God, and apostle of Jesus Christ, for belief of the chosen of God, and full knowledge of truth, of the one according to piety; 2 unto the hope of life eternal, which [4promised 1the 3incapable of falsehood 2God] before times eternal, 3 but manifested [2times 1in his own] -- his word by proclamation, which I was entrusted with according to command [2our deliverer 1of God]. 4 To Titus genuine child according to our common belief. Favor, mercy, peace from God the father, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our deliverer.
Elders Appointed5 For this favor I left you in Crete, that the things missing you should correct, and should place in every city elders, as I set in order for you to do. 6 If anyone is without reproach, [2of one 3wife 1husband], [3children 1having 2trustworthy], not with a charge of carnality, or unsubmissiveness. 7 For it is necessary the overseer to be without reproach, as God's manager; not self-willed, not prone to anger, not intemperate in the use of wine, not a brawler, not profiting through vice; 8 but hospitable, friend of good men, discreet, just, sacred, self-controlled, 9 holding to [3according to 4the 5teaching 1the trustworthy 2word], that he might be able both to encourage in the [2teaching 1sound], and [2the ones 3disputing 1to reprove]. 10 For there are many unsubmissive and vain talkers and mind-deceivers, especially the ones of the circumcision, 11 whom it is necessary to muzzle, who [2entire 3houses 1upset], teaching what they must not, [2of shameful 3gain 1for favor]. 12 There said a certain one of them, [2of their own 1a prophet], Cretans continually are liars, evil wild beasts, [2bellies 1idle]. 13 This testimony is true; for which reason reprove them severely! that they should be sound in the belief, 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, turning away from the truth. 15 All things indeed are pure to the pure; but to the ones being defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but [5are defiled 1even their 2mind 3and 4conscience]. 16 God they acknowledge to know, but in the works they deny, being abominable and resisting persuasion, and [2to 3every 5work 4good 1rejected].
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