The New Testament

Titus


1:1 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; 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that

cannot lie, promised before the world began; 1:3 But hath in due times

manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me

according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 1:4 To Titus, mine

own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the

Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 

1:5 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: 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one

wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

 

1:7 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; 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men,

sober, just, holy, temperate; 1:9 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.

 

1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers,

specially they of the circumcision: 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped,

who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for

filthy lucre's sake.

 

1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The

Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

 

1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they

may be sound in the faith; 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and

commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

 

1:15 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.

 

1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,

being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

 

2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2:2 That

the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity,

in patience.

 

2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh

holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good

things; 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love

their husbands, to love their children, 2:5 To be discreet, chaste,

keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word

of God be not blasphemed.

 

2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

 

2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine

shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 2:8 Sound speech, that

cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be

ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

 

2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to

please them well in all things; not answering again; 2:10 Not

purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the

doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

 

2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all

men, 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we

should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the

great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 2:14 Who gave himself for us,

that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a

peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 

2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.

Let no man despise thee.

 

3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to

obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 3:2 To speak evil of

no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all

men.

 

3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,

deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and

envy, hateful, and hating one another.

 

3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man

appeared, 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but

according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,

and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly

through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 3:7 That being justified by his

grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou

affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be

careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable

unto men.

 

3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and

strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

 

3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition

reject; 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth,

being condemned of himself.

 

3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to

come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

 

3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently,

that nothing be wanting unto them.

 

3:14 And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary

uses, that they be not unfruitful.

 

3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the

faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.