Titus 3
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1Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,1Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.
2to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.2They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.
3For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.3After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.
4But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,4In grace our Savior God appeared, to make his love for mankind clear.
5not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,5Twas not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit's work,
6whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,6and poured him out upon us, too, through Jesus the Messiah our Savior true.
7that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.7And so, made heirs by his own grace, eternal life we now embrace.
8This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.8This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have put their faith in God may devote themselves to good actions. These things are good and helpful to other people.
9But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.9But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.
10Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition,10Have nothing to do with a divisive person after you have warned him once or twice.
11knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.11For you know that a person like this is corrupt and keeps on sinning, being self-condemned.
12When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.12As soon as I send Artemas to you, or perhaps Tychicus, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
13Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing.13Do all you can to send Zenas the expert in the Law and Apollos on their way, and see that they have everything they need.
14And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.14Our own people should also learn to make good deeds a priority when urgent needs arise, so they won't be unproductive.
15All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.15All who are with me send you greetings. Greet our fellow believers who love us. May grace be with all of you! Amen. Greetings
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