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Titus 1:1-4 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Paul exhorts Titus to ordain priests or bishops in every city, declares what manner of men they ought to be that are chosen to that office, and charges Titus to rebuke such persons as withstand the gospel.

Paul the servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ to preach the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth, which leads to godliness in the hope of eternal life. Which life God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began, but has declared his word openly at the time appointed through preaching, which preaching is committed to me by the commandment of God our Saviour.

To Titus, his true-born son in the common faith.

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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Titus 1:1-4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

The Epistle of Paul to Titus

6 He showeth what kind of men ought to be chosen Ministers:  10 how vain babblers’ mouths should be stopped: 12 and through this occasion he toucheth the nature of the Cretans, 14 and the Jews, who put boldness in outward things.

Paul [a]a [b]servant of God, and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s [c]elect, [d]and the acknowledging of the truth, which is according unto godliness.

Unto the [e]hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, hath [f]promised before the [g]world began:

[h]But hath made his word manifest in due time through the preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our [i]Savior:

[j]To Titus my natural son according to the common faith, [k]Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Footnotes:

  1. Titus 1:1 He voucheth his Apostleship, (not for Titus, but for the Cretans’ sake) both by the testimony of his outward calling, and by his consent wherein he agreeth with all the elect from the beginning of the world.
  2. Titus 1:1 Minister, as Christ himself, in that that he was a minister and head of the Prophets, is called a servant, Isa. 43:10.
  3. Titus 1:1 Of those whom God hath chosen.
  4. Titus 1:1 The faith wherein all the elect consent, is the true and sincere knowledge of God, tending to this end, that worshipping God aright that they at length obtain life everlasting according to the promise of God, who is true, which promise was exhibited to Christ in due time according to his eternal purpose.
  5. Titus 1:2 Hope is the end of faith.
  6. Titus 1:2 Freely, and of his mere liberality.
  7. Titus 1:2 See 2 Tim. 1:9.
  8. Titus 1:3 This truth is no other where to be sought, but in the preaching of the Apostle.
  9. Titus 1:3 This word (Savior) doth not only signify a preserver of life, but also a giver of life.
  10. Titus 1:4 The Apostle moveth the Cretans to hear Titus, by setting forth his consent and agreement with him in the faith, and therewithal showeth by what special note we may distinguish true ministers from false.
  11. Titus 1:4 There is but one way of salvation, common both to the Pastor and the flock.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition. Published by Tolle Lege Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations in articles, reviews, and broadcasts.

Titus 1:1-4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; but hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; to Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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