Titus 1 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
1 Paul, the servant of God, and apostle of Jesus Christ, by the faith of the chosen of God, and by the knowing of the truth [after the faith of the chosen of God, and knowing of the truth], which is after piety,
2 into the hope of everlasting life [in hope of everlasting life], which life God that lieth not, promised before times of the world [before worldly times];
3 but he hath showed in his times his word in preaching, that is betaken to me by the commandment of God, our Saviour [after the commandment of our Saviour God],
4 to Titus, most dear-worthy son by the common faith [to Titus, beloved son after the common faith], grace and peace of God the Father, and of Christ Jesus, our Saviour.
5 For cause of this thing I left thee at Crete, that thou amend those things that fail, and ordain priests by cities, as also I assigned to thee [as and I disposed to thee].
6 If any man is without crime, an husband of one wife, and hath faithful sons [If any man is without crime, or great sin, husband of one wife, having faithful sons], not in accusation of lechery, or not subject.
7 For it behooveth a bishop to be without crime, [as] a dispenser of God, not proud, not wrathful, not given to drunkenness [not vinolent, that is, much given to wine], not [a] smiter, not covetous of foul winning;
8 but holding hospitality, benign, prudent, sober, just, holy, continent,
9 taking that true word, that is after doctrine; that he be mighty to admonish in wholesome teaching, and to reprove them that gainsay.[a]
10 For there be many unobedient, and vain speakers, and deceivers, most they that be of circumcision,
11 which it behooveth to be reproved [whom it behooveth to be reproved]; which subvert all houses, teaching which things it behooveth not, for [the] love of foul winning.
12 And one of them, their proper prophet said [Some one of them, the proper prophet of them, said], said, Men of Crete be evermore liars, evil beasts, of slow womb [slow of womb].
13 This witnessing is true. For which cause blame them sore, that they be whole in faith,
14 not giving attention to fables of Jews, and to commandments of men, that turn away them from truth [turning them away from truth].
15 And all things be clean to clean men; but to unclean men and to unfaithful nothing is clean, for the soul and conscience of them be made unclean [but and the soul, or reason, and conscience of them be made unclean].
16 They acknowledge that they know God, but by deeds they deny [him]; when they be abominable, and unbelieveful, and reprovable to all good work [to all good works].
Titus 1 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.
1 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 2 in the hope of eternal life. Which life God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began, 3 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.
4 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.
5 The reason I left you in Crete was in order that you should complete that which was lacking, and should ordain elders in every city as I directed you – 6 if any be faultless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not known for running wild or disobedience. 7 For a bishop must be faultless, as it becomes the minister of God: not stubborn, not angry, no drunkard, no fighter, not given to the love of money; 8 but harborous, one that loves goodness, sober-minded, righteous, holy, temperate, 9 and such as cleaves to the true word of doctrine, so that he may be able to exhort with wholesome teaching and to refute those who speak against it.
10 For there are many contrary, who speak vanity and beguile minds, namely they of the circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped. They pervert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for easy money. 12 One of them who was an author of their own said, The Cretans are always liars, evil creatures and lazy gluttons. 13 This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply so that they may be sound in the faith, 14 and not paying heed to Jewish fables, and to commandments of men that turn from the truth.
15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but even their very minds and consciences are defiled. 16 They confess that they know God, but with their deeds they deny him, and are abominable and obstinately self-willed, not to be trusted for any good works.
Titus 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
The Epistle of Paul to Titus
1 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.
5 [l]For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest continue to redress the things that remain, and shouldest ordain Elders in every city as I ap-pointed thee.
6 If any be unreproveable, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, which are not slandered of riot, neither are [m]disobedient.
8 But harberous, one that loveth goodness, [q]wise, righteous, holy, temperate,
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, which subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
12 [v]One of themselves, even one of their own Prophets said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true: wherefore convince them [w]sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.
14 And not taking heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn away from the truth.
16 They profess that they know God, but by works they deny him, and are abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Titus 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 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; 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3 but hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 4 to Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6 if any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8 but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9 holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.