Psa 62Psa 77
My Soul Waits for God Alone
To the choirmaster: according to a Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.1 For God alone b my soul c waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord1 I f cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and he will hear me.
This pastoral letter from Paul to Titus was intended to offer encouragement and wisdom as Titus endured ongoing opposition from the ungodly and from legalists within his congregations. Paul instructed Titus to complete his assigned job of establishing overseers (elders) for the churches under his care. He described what sort of people these leaders should be, and how all believers should live in relation to each other as well as in their interactions with nonbelievers. Proper Christian behavior is based on the fact that “the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,” and therefore those who believe in Christ are to “live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives” as they await his return (2:11-13). Paul probably wrote this letter in the 60s a.d.
Greeting1Paul, a servant ▼
▼Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)of God and h an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and i their knowledge of the truth j which accords with godliness, 2 k in hope of eternal life, which God l who never lies m promised n before the ages began ▼
▼Greek before times eternal3and p at the proper time manifested in his word q through the preaching r with which I have been entrusted s by the command of God our Savior; 4To Titus, t my true child in u a common faith: v Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Qualifications for Elders5 w This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and x appoint elders in every town as I directed you— 6 y if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife ▼
▼Or a man of one womanand his children are believers ▼
▼Or are faithfuland not open to the charge of ab debauchery or insubordination. 7For an overseer ▼
▼Or bishop; Greek episkoposad as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not ae be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent af or greedy for gain, 8but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy ag and disciplined. 9He must ah hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in ai sound ▼
▼Or healthy; also verse 13doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. 10For there are many who are insubordinate ak empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of al the circumcision party. ▼
▼Or especially those of the circumcision11They must be silenced, since an they are upsetting whole families by teaching ao for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 ap One of the Cretans ▼
▼Greek One of thema prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” ▼
▼Probably from Epimenides of Crete13This testimony is true. Therefore as rebuke them at sharply, that they au may be sound in the faith, 14 av not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and aw the commands of people ax who turn away from the truth. 15 ay To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and az unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both ba their minds and their consciences are defiled. 16 bb They profess to know God, but they bc deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient bd unfit for any good work.
Teach Sound Doctrine1But as for you, teach what accords with be sound ▼
▼Or healthy; also verses 2, 8doctrine. 2Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled bg sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 bh Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior bi not slanderers bj or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled, bk pure, bl working at home, kind, and bm submissive to their own husbands, bn that the word of God may not be reviled. 6Likewise, urge bo the younger men to be self-controlled. 7Show yourself in all respects to be bp a model of good works, and in your teaching bq show integrity br dignity, 8and bs sound speech that cannot be condemned, bt so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9 bu Bondservants ▼
▼Or Slaves (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)are to be submissive to their own masters bw in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10not pilfering bx but showing all good faith by so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. 11For bz the grace of God ca has appeared, bringing salvation cb for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and cc worldly passions, and cd to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in ce the present age, 13 cf waiting for our blessed cg hope, the ch appearing of the glory of our great ci God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 cj who gave himself for us to ck redeem us from all lawlessness and cl to purify for himself cm a people for his own possession who are cn zealous for good works. 15Declare these things; exhort and co rebuke with all authority. cp Let no one disregard you.
Be Ready for Every Good Work1Remind them cq to be submissive to rulers and authorities cr to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 cs to speak evil of no one ct to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and cu to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3For cv we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4But when cw the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, cx not because of works done by us in righteousness, but cy according to his own mercy, by cz the washing of regeneration and da renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6whom he db poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that dc being justified by his grace we might become dd heirs de according to the hope of eternal life. 8The saying is df trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful dg to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. 9But dh avoid foolish di controversies dj genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for dk they are unprofitable and worthless. 10As for a person who stirs up division, dl after warning him once and then twice, dm have nothing more to do with him, 11knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
Final Instructions and Greetings12When I send Artemas or dn Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me do at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and dp Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. 14And let our people learn dq to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not dr be unfruitful. 15All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. ds Grace be with you all.
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