Titus 1 ©

1 The salutation. 5 For what purpose Titus was left in Crete. 6 How they should be qualified who are ordained to the ministry. 10 The mouths of evil teachers must be stopped. 12 The bad character of the Cretians.


aPAUL, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to bthe faith of cGod's elect, and the dacknowledging of the truth ewhich is after godliness;


f1In hope of eternal life, which God, that gcannot lie, promised hbefore the world began;


iBut hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is jcommitted unto me according to the commandment of kGod our Saviour;


To lTitus, mmine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, nfrom God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.


For this cause left I thee in oCrete, pthat thou shouldest set in order the things that are 2wanting, and ordain qelders in every city, as I had appointed thee:


rIf any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of *riot or unruly.


For sa *bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; tnot selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy *lucre;


But ua lover of hospitality, a lover of 3good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;


vHolding fast the faithful word 4as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the *gainsayers.


wFor there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially xthey of the circumcision:


yWhose mouths must be stopped, zwho subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, afor filthy *lucre's sake.


One of themselves, even a bprophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, *slow bellies.


This witness is true. Wherefore crebuke them sharply, that they may be dsound in the faith;


eNot giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.


fUnto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their gmind and conscience is defiled.


hThey profess that they know God; but in works they ideny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work 5*reprobate.