1 Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ in-relation-to[a]the faith of the chosen ones of God and the knowledge of the truth which is in-accordance-with[b] godliness, 2 on-the-basis-of the hope of eternal life which the non-lying God promised before eternal times— 3 but He revealed His word in His[c] own times, in the proclamation which I was entrusted-with according-to the command of our Savior God; 4 to Titus, genuine child according-to[d]a common[e] faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Set Things Straight And Appoint Qualified Elders In Each City On Crete
5 For this reason I left you behind in Crete: in order that you might set-straight[f] the things lacking[g], and appoint[h] elders in each city as I directed you— 6 if one is blameless[i], a man of one woman[j], having believing children who are not under an accusation[k]of wild-living or rebellious ones.7 For the overseer must be blameless as God’s steward[l], not self-willed[m], not quick-tempered, not a drunken one, not a brawler, not fond-of-shameful[n]-gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover-of-good, sound-minded[o], just[p], holy, self-controlled, 9 holding-on-to[q] the faithful word in accordance with the teaching, so that he may be able both to exhort with[r] healthy teaching and refute[s] the ones contradicting[t].
For There Are Many Deceivers Teaching Falsehood For Personal Gain
10 For there are indeed many rebellious ones, worthless-talkers[u], and deceivers— especially the ones from the circumcision— 11 whom it-is-necessary to silence, who are overturning whole households, teaching things which they ought not to teach for the sake of shameful gain. 12 One of them, their own prophet[v], said “Cretans are always liars[w], evil beasts, lazy gluttons”. 13 This testimony is true. For which reason, be rebuking them severely in order that they may be healthy in the faith, 14 not paying-attention-to Jewish myths and commandments of people turning-away-from the truth. 15 All things are clean[x]to the clean. But to the ones having been defiled[y] and who are unbelieving, nothing is clean, but both their mind and conscience have been defiled. 16 They are confessing to know God, but by their works they are denying Him, being detestable and disobedient and disapproved[z] for every good work.
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