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Titus 1 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

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,

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];

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],

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.

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].

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.

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;

but holding hospitality, benign, prudent, sober, just, holy, continent,

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].

Footnotes:

  1. Titus 1:9 embracing that true word, that is after doctrine; that he be mighty to admonish in wholesome doctrine, or teaching, and to reprove them that against-say.

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.

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.

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 – if any be faultless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not known for running wild or disobedience. 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; but harborous, one that loves goodness, sober-minded, righteous, holy, temperate, 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.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Titus 1 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.

[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.

If any be unreproveable, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, which are not slandered of riot, neither are [m]disobedient.

[n]For a Bishop must be unreproveable, as God’s [o]steward, not [p]froward, not angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre,

But harberous, one that loveth goodness, [q]wise, righteous, holy, temperate,

[r]Holding fast that faithful word according to doctrine, [s]that he also may be able to exhort with wholesome doctrine, and convince them that say against it.

10 [t]For there are many disobedient and vain talkers and deceivers of minds, chiefly they of the [u]Circumcision,

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.

15 [x]Unto the pure are all things pure, but unto them that are defiled, and unbelieving, is nothing pure, but even their [y]minds and consciences are defiled.

16 They profess that they know God, but by works they deny him, and are abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

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.
  12. Titus 1:5 The first admonition, to ordain Elders in every city.
  13. Titus 1:6 This word is proper to horses and oxen, which will not abide the yoke.
  14. Titus 1:7 The second admonition, what faults pastors (whom he comprehended afore under the word Elders) ought to be void of, and what virtues they ought to have.
  15. Titus 1:7 Whom the Lord hath appointed steward of his gifts.
  16. Titus 1:7 Not hard conditioned, and evil to please.
  17. Titus 1:8 Circumspect, of a sound judgment, and of a singular example of moderation.
  18. Titus 1:9 The third admonition: The Pastor must hold fast that doctrine, which the Apostles delivered, and pertaineth to salvation, leaving all curious and vain matters.
  19. Titus 1:9 The fourth admonition: To apply the knowledge of true doctrine unto use, which consisteth in two things, to wit, in governing them which show themselves apt to learn, and confuting the obstinate.
  20. Titus 1:10 An applying of the general proposition to a particular: The Cretans above all others need sharp reprehensions: both because their minds are naturally given to lies and slothfulness, and also because of certain covetous Jews, which under a color of godliness joined partly certain vain traditions, and partly old ceremonies with the Gospel.
  21. Titus 1:10 Of the Jews, or rather of those Jews, which went about to join Christ and the Law together.
  22. Titus 1:12 Epimenides, who was counted a Prophet amongst them. Look upon Laertius and Cicero in his first book of Divination.
  23. Titus 1:13 Roughly and plainly, and go not about the bush with them.
  24. Titus 1:15 He showeth in few words, that purity consisteth not in any external worship, and that that is according to the old Law, (as in difference of meats, and washing, and other such things which are abolished) but in the mind and conscience: and whosoever teach otherwise, know not what is true religion indeed, and also are nothing less than that they would seem to be.
  25. Titus 1:15 If our minds and conscience be unclean, what cleanness is there in us before regeneration?
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Titus 1 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.

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: if any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 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; but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 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.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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