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Titus 1 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Greetings from Paul

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:1 - This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to[fn] those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:2 - This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:3 - And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:4 - I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.
May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.
Titus’s Work in Crete

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:5 - I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:6 - An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife,[fn] and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:7 - An elder[fn] is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker,[fn] violent, or dishonest with money.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:8 - Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:9 - He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:10 - For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:11 - They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:13 - This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:14 - They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:15 - Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:16 - Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
NLT Footnotes
Or to strengthen the faith of.
Or must have only one wife, or must be married only once; Greek reads must be the husband of one wife.
Or An overseer, or A bishop.
Greek must not drink too much wine.
This quotation is from Epimenides of Knossos.
NLT

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