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Chapter 1

Titus 1:1 Paul,1 a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the full knowledge of the reality which is after godliness;

Titus 1:2 in expectation of infinite life, who God, that cannot lie, promised before perpetual time;

Titus 1:3 but has in due times manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

Titus 1:4 to Titus, my genuine child according to a mutual faith: grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus 1:5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are deficient, and constitute elders in every city, as I had directed you:

Titus 1:6 if any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of decadence or defiance.

Titus 1:7 For an overseer must be impeccable, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not quick tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;

Titus 1:8 but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Titus 1:9 cleaving to the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able by healthy teaching both advising and convicting the opponents.

Titus 1:10 For there are many unable to sit and be governed and empty prattlers and con artists, especially those out from the circumcision:

Titus 1:11 whose mouths must be stopped, who overturn whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, in favor of dishonorable gain.

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretans are continually lying, evil wild beasts, and lazy gluttons.

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, that they may be healthy in the faith;

Titus 1:14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, who are perverting the reality.

Titus 1:15 To the clean all things are clean: but to them that have been stained and unfaithful, nothing is clean; both their minds and consciences are stained.

Titus 1:16 They confess that they see God; but in works they are denying Him, being disgusting, and unwilling to be persuaded, even rejected for any good work.