||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.
||For there are many unruly and vain talkers and
deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
||Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses,
teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's
||One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said,
The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
||This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply,
that they may be sound in the faith;
||Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of
men, that turn from the truth.
||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.
||They profess that they know God; but in works they deny
him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good
||But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
||That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in
faith, in charity, in patience.
||The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as
becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much
wine, teachers of good things;
||That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love
their husbands, to love their children,
||To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient
to their own husbands, that the word of God be not
||Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
||In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
||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.
||Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters,
and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
||Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they
may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
||For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,
||Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this
||Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
||Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from
all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people,
zealous of good works.
||These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all
authority. Let no man despise thee.
||Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and
powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
||To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle,
shewing all meekness unto all men.
||For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish,
disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures,
living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
||But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour
toward man appeared,
||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;
||Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
||That being justified by his grace, we should be made
heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
||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.
||But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and
contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are
unprofitable and vain.
||A man that is an heretick after the first and second
||Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth,
being condemned of himself.
||When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be
diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined
there to winter.
||Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
||And let our's also learn to maintain good works for
necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
||All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love
us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.