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Titus 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:1 - Paul, a servant[fn] 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:2 - in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:3 - and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:4 - To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:5 - This 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—

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:6 - if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,[fn] and his children are believers[fn] and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:7 - For an overseer,[fn] 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:8 - but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:9 - He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound[fn] doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:10 - For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:11 - They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - One of the Cretans,[fn] a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:13 - This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:14 - not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:15 - To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:16 - They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
ESV Footnotes
Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)
Greek before times eternal
Or a man of one woman
Or are faithful
Or bishop; Greek episkopos
Or healthy; also verse 13
Or especially those of the circumcision
Greek One of them
Probably from Epimenides of Crete
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