1 *Paul, aa servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of aaGod’s elect, and bthe acknowledging of the truth cwhich is after dgodliness; 2 ||In ehope of eternal life, which God, fthat cannot lie, gpromised hbefore the world began; 3 But hath iin due times kmanifested his word lthrough preaching, mwhich is committed unto me naccording to the commandment of oGod our Saviour; 4 To pTitus, mine qown son after rthe common faith: qGrace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5 sFor this cause left I thee in tCrete, that uthou shouldest set in order the things that are ||vwanting, and wordain xelders in every city, as I had yappointed thee: 6 zIf any be ablameless, the husband of one wife, bhaving faithful children not accused of criot or dunruly. 7 For ea bishop must be ablameless, as fthe steward of God; not gselfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8 But a lover of hospitality, ha lover of ||good men, isober, just, holy, temperate; 9 kHolding fast lthe faithful word ||mas he hath been taught, nthat he may be able by osound doctrine both to exhort and to pconvince the gainsayers. 10 For there are many dunruly and qvain talkers and rdeceivers, specially sthey of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, twho subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, ufor filthy lucre’s sake. 12 vOne of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The wCretians are alway liars, evil beasts, xslow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore yrebuke them zsharply, that they amay be sound in the faith; 14 bNot giving heed cto Jewish fables, and cccommandments of men, that turn from dthe truth. 15 eUnto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and funbelieving is nothing pure; but even their gmind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they hknow God; but iin works they jdeny him, being abominable, and kdisobedient, and lunto every good work ||reprobate.
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