Titus 1
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Paul's Greeting to Titus

(2 Corinthians 8:16-24)

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1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness--1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,1Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,1Paul, 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;1Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to build up the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,
2in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,2in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began2in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;2in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
3and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,3and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;3but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;3In His own time He has revealed His message in the proclamation that I was entrusted with by the command of God our Savior:
4To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.4To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.4To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.4To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.4To Titus, my true son in our common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Appointment of Elders on Crete

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5The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.5This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—5For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,5For 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:5The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town:
6An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.6if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.6namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.6one who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of wildness or rebellion.
7Since an overseer manages God's household, he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.7For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,7For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,7For 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;7For an overseer, as God's administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
8Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.8but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.8but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;8but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled,
9He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.9He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.9holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.9Holding 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.9holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it.

Correcting False Teachers

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10For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.10For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.10For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:10For there are also many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from Judaism.
11They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.11They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.11who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.11It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn't in order to get money dishonestly.
12One of Crete's own prophets has said it: "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."12One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”12One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.12One of their very own prophets said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
13This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith13This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,13This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;13This testimony is true. So, rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith
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14and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.14not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.14not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.14and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commands of men who reject the truth.
15To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.15To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.15To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.15Unto 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.15To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are defiled.
16They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.16They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.16They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.16They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work.



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