THE EPISTLE OF THE
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1 He exhorts Titus that he would inculcate to his hearers to be obedient to magistrates. 2 Not to revile and contend, but use meekness towards all men. 3. For that end setting forth the corrupt estate, wherein they were before their conversion. 4 And in what manner, and for what end they were delivered out of it by Christ. 8 That he earnestly exhorts them to maintain good works. 9 That he rejects all foolish questions and contentions. 10 And shun heretical persons. 12 Charges him to come to him to Nicopolis. 13 To conduct and take care of Zenas and Apollo. 14 That believers be taught to maintain good works. 15 And concludes the epistle with the usual salutations.
PUT12them in minda to be subject 3to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready 4to every good work,
To speak evil of no man, to be 5no brawlers, but gentle,b shewing allc meekness unto all men.
Ford we ourselves also were 6sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But after that 7the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man 8appeared,
Note9by works of 10righteousness 11which we have done, butf according to his mercy heg saved us, 12by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
13Whichh he 14shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That 15being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs 16according to the hope of eternal life.
This is 17a faithful saying, and these things I willi that thou affirm 18constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful 19to maintain good works. These things are good and 20profitable unto men.
Butj avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
A mank that is an 21heretickl22after the first and second admonition 23reject;
Knowing that he that is such is 24subverted, and 25sinneth, 26being condemned of himself.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus,m be diligent to come unto me 27to Nicopolis: for I have 28determined 29there to winter.
Bring Zenas 30the lawyer and Apollosn on their journey 31diligently, that 32nothing be wanting unto them.
And let 33ours also learn 34to maintain good works 35for necessary uses, that they be not 36unfruitful.
All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us 37in the faith. Grace be with 38you all. Amen.