King James VersionTitus1


1 Paul, a ser­vant of God, and an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ, ac­cord­ing to the faith of God's elect, and the ac­knowl­edg­ing of the truth which is af­ter god­li­ness; 2 In hope of eter­nal life, which God, that can­not lie, promised be­fore the world be­gan; 3 But hath in due times man­i­fest­ed his word through preach­ing, which is com­mit­ted unto me ac­cord­ing to the com­mand­ment of God our Saviour; 4 To Ti­tus, mine own son af­ter the com­mon faith: Grace, mer­cy, and peace, from God the Fa­ther and the Lord Je­sus Christ our Saviour. 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in or­der the things that are want­ing, and or­dain el­ders in ev­ery city, as I had ap­point­ed thee: 6 If any be blame­less, the hus­band of one wife, hav­ing faith­ful chil­dren not ac­cused of riot or un­ruly. 7 For a bish­op must be blame­less, as the stew­ard of God; not self­willed, not soon an­gry, not giv­en to wine, no strik­er, not giv­en to filthy lu­cre; 8 But a lover of hos­pi­tal­i­ty, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, tem­per­ate; 9 Hold­ing fast the faith­ful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doc­trine both to ex­hort and to con­vince the gain­say­ers. 10 For there are many un­ruly and vain talk­ers and de­ceivers, spe­cial­ly they of the cir­cum­ci­sion: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who sub­vert whole hous­es, teach­ing things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 12 One of them­selves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cre­tians are al­way liars, evil beasts, slow bel­lies. 13 This wit­ness is true. Where­fore re­buke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 Not giv­ing heed to Jew­ish fa­bles, and com­mand­ments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are de­filed and un­be­liev­ing is noth­ing pure; but even their mind and con­science is de­filed. 16 They pro­fess that they know God; but in works they deny him, be­ing abom­inable, and dis­obe­di­ent, and unto ev­ery good work repro­bate.