The Book of Titus - New Testament
Enjoy the entire book of Titus, as presented in the American Standard Version of the Bible.
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The Book of Titus
1:1 - Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,
1:2 - in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal;
1:3 - but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
1:4 - to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
1:5 - For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee charge;
1:6 - if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly.
1:7 - For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;
1:8 - but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled;
1:9 - holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.
1:10 - For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision,
1:11 - whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
1:12 - One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle gluttons.
1:13 - This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
1:14 - not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
1:15 - To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
1:16 - They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Titus - Chapter Two
2:1 - But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:
2:2 - that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:
2:3 - that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
2:4 - that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
2:5 - 'to be' sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed:
2:6 - the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded:
2:7 - in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine 'showing' uncorruptness, gravity,
2:8 - sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.
2:9 - 'Exhort' servants to be in subjection to their own masters, 'and' to be well-pleasing 'to them' in all things; not gainsaying;
2:10 - not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
2:11 - For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
2:12 - instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world;
2:13 - looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
2:14 - who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.
2:15 - These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Titus - Chapter Three
3:1 - Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work,
3:2 - to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men.
3:3 - For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
3:4 - But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,
3:5 - not by works 'done' in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
3:6 - which he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
3:7 - that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
3:8 - Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men:
3:9 - but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
3:10 - A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
3:11 - knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned.
3:12 - When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter.
3:13 - Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
3:14 - And let our 'people' also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
3:15 - All that are with me salute thee. Salute them that love us in faith. Grace be with you all.