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Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:1 - Paul, 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—

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:2 - in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:3 - and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:5 - The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[fn] elders in every town, as I directed you.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:6 - An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[fn] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:7 - Since 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:8 - Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:9 - He 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:10 - For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:11 - They 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.”[fn]

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

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:14 - and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:15 - To 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:16 - They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
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From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides
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