» Titus 1

¶ Titus 1 v1-4

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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,

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In hope of eternal life, which GOD THAT cannot lie,
promised before the world began:

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But hath in due times manifested HIS word
through preaching, which is committed unto me
according to the commandment of GOD our SAVIOR:

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To Titus mine own son after the common faith,
Grace, mercy, and peace from GOD the FATHER,

¶ Titus 1 v5-9

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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,

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If any be blameless, the husband of one wife,
having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.

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For a bishop must be blameless,
as the steward of GOD: not self-willed, not soon angry,
not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre,

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But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men,
sober, just, holy, temperate,

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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.

¶ Titus 1 v10-16

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For there are many unruly and vain talkers
and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

{ heart }   [TI] 1v11

Whose mouths must be stopped,
who subvert whole houses,
teaching things which they ought not,
for filthy lucre's sake.

{ heart }   [TI] 1v12

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said:

 ‘The Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies’.

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This witness is true: wherefore rebuke them sharply
that they may be sound in the faith;

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Not giving heed to Jewish fables,
and commandments of men that turn from the truth.

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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.

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They profess

 ‘That they know GOD;’ 

But in works they deny HIM, being abominable,
and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

» Titus 2

¶ Titus 2 v1-10

{ heart }   [TI] 2v1

But speak thou the things
which become sound doctrine:

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That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate,
sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

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The aged women likewise
that they be in behavior as becometh holiness,
not false accusers, not given to much wine,
teachers of good things,

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That they may teach the young women

 ‘To be sober,
to love their husbands, to love their children’,

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To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,
obedient to their own husbands,
that the word of GOD be not blasphemed.

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Young men likewise exhort, to be sober minded,

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In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

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Sound speech that cannot be condemned,
that he that is of the contrary part, may be ashamed,
having no evil thing to say of you.

{ heart }   [TI] 2v9

Exhort servants to be obedient
unto their own masters,
and to please them well in all things.
not answering again:

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Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity,
that they may adorn the doctrine of GOD
our SAVIOR in all things.

¶ Titus 2 v11-15

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For the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation,
hath appeared to all men,

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Teaching us

 ‘That denying ungodliness and worldly lusts
we should live soberly,
righteously and godly in this present world’,

{ heart }   [TI] 2v13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of the great GOD,

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WHO gave HIMSELF for us,
that HE might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto HIMSELF a peculiar people,
zealous of good works.

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These things speak and exhort,
and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

» Titus 3

¶ Titus 3 v1-2

{ heart }   [TI] 3v1

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities
and powers, to obey magistrates,
to be ready to every good work,

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To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers,
but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

¶ Titus 1 v3-7

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For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish,
disobedient, deceived,
serving divers lusts and pleasures,
living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating one another.

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But after that the kindness and love of GOD
our SAVIOR toward man appeared,

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Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
but according to HIS mercy HE saved us,
by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the HOLY GHOST,

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Which HE shed on us abundantly,

{ heart }   [TI] 3v7

That being justified by HIS grace,
we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.

¶ Titus 3 v8-11

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This is a faithful saying,
and these things I will that thou affirm constantly,
that they which have believed in GOD,
might be careful to maintain good works:
these things are good and profitable unto men.

{ heart }   [TI] 3v9

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies,
and contentions, and strivings about the law;
for they are unprofitable and vain.

{ heart }   [TI] 3v10

A man that is an heretic,
after the first and second admonition, reject:

{ heart }   [TI] 3v11

Knowing that he that is such, is subverted,
and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

¶ Titus 3 v12-15

{ heart }   [TI] 3v12

When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus,
be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis:
for I have determined there to winter.

{ heart }   [TI] 3v13

Bring Zenas the lawyer, and Apollos,
on their journey diligently,
that nothing be wanting unto them.

{ heart }   [TI] 3v14

And let ours also learn to maintain good works
for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

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All that are with me salute thee.
Greet them that love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all. Amen.

It was written to Titus
ordained the first bishop of the church
of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.