[This is Titus from the Holy Bible, Hoehn Version, copyright 2011. (Amazon.com) It has been revised from the King James Version into modern English by Frederick Hoehn.] |
___Titus chapter 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 that is according to godliness, 2 In hope of eternal life, that God, who can't lie, promised before the world began, 3 But has in due times made clear his word through preaching, that has been committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior, 4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith, Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. 5 For this reason, I left you in Crete, so that you'd set in order the things that are lacking, and ordain elders in every city, like I appointed you, 6 If someone is 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 self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy bribes, 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate, 9 Holding tightly the faithful word as he has been taught, so that he'll be able by sound doctrine to exhort and to convince those who contradict. 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things that they ought not for the sake of filthy bribes. 12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies." 13 This witness is true. So, scold them sharply, so that they'll be sound in the faith, 14 Not paying attention to Jewish fables, and 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 mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.
___Titus chapter 2 1 But speak the things that are part of sound doctrine, 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience. 3 The aged women likewise, so that they are in behavior in agreement with holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things, 4 So that they teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, pure, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, so that the word of God isn't blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 7 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works, in doctrine showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8 Sound speech, that can't be condemned, so that he that is of the contrary part will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about you. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things, not answering back, 10 Not stealing, but showing all good fidelity, so they'll adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things. 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world, 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, 14 Who gave himself for us, to redeem us from all sin, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
___Titus chapter 3 1 Remind them to be subject to princedoms and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready for every good work, 2 To speak evil about no man, to not be brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men. 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in hatred and envy, hateful, and hating each other. 4 But after the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness that we've done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, 6 That he gave to us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 So that being justified by his grace, we'd be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, so that those who've believed in God would be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings regarding the law, for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 Reject a man that embraces bad teachings after the first and second scoldings, 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sins, being condemned from himself. 12 When I shall send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I've decided to spend the winter there. 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, so that nothing is lacking to them. 14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, so that they aren't unfruitful. 15 All that are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
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