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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus

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(Second Version, 10th Edition)


Book 56 Titus

001:001 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;

001:002 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

001:003 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

001:004 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

001:005 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:

001:006 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

001:007 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;

001:008 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

001:009 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.

001:010 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

001:011 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

001:012 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

001:013 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

001:014 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

001:015 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.

001:016 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

002:001 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

002:002 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

002:003 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

002:004 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

002:005 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

002:006 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

002:007 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

002:008 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.

002:009 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

002:010 not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

002:011 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

002:012 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

002:013 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

002:014 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

002:015 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

003:001 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

003:002 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

003:003 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

003:004 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

003:005 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;

003:006 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

003:007 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

003:008 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.

003:009 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

003:010 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

003:011 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

003:012 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

003:013 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

003:014 And let our’s also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

003:015 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.


 

Authorized King James Version of the New Testament

  1. Gospel According to Matthew
  2. Gospel According to Mark
  3. Gospel According to Luke
  4. Gospel According to John
  5. Acts of the Apostles
  6. Epistle of Paul to the Romans
  7. First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
  8. Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
  9. Epistle of Paul to the Galatians
  10. Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians
  11. Epistle of Paul to the Philippians
  12. Epistle of Paul to the Colossians
  13. First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
  14. Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
  15. First Epistle of Paul to Timothy
  16. Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy
  17. Epistle of Paul to Titus
  18. Epistle of Paul to Philemon
  19. Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews
  20. Epistle of James
  21. First Epistle of Peter
  22. Second Epistle of Peter
  23. First Epistle of John
  24. Second Epistle of John
  25. Third Epistle of John
  26. Epistle of Jude
  27. Revelation of Jesus Christ
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