The Epistle of Paul to Titus

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The Epistle of Paul to Titus

minded, dignified, sensible, sound intrust, in love, in patience; 3 thatlikewise, older women be reverent indemeanor, not slanderers, nor slavesto much wine, teachers of that whichis good, 4 so that they can instruct theyoung women in clear thinking sothey are lovers of their husbands,lovers of their children, 5 sensible,pure, working at home, kind, insubjection to their own husbands, sothat the word of God is not defamed.6 Likewise, encourage theyounger men to be sensible 7 in allthings. Set yourself as an example ofgood works, with integrity in yourteaching, dignity, 8 sound speech thatcannot be condemned, so that anyopponent will be put to shame,having no evil thing to say about us.9 Exhort slaves to be in subjectionto their own masters, and to bepleasing to them in all things, notargumentative, 10 not pilfering, butshowing all good trust, so that ineverything they make the doctrine ofGod our Savior attractive.11 For the grace of God hasappeared, bringing salvation to allpeople, 12 instructing us to denyungodliness and worldly lusts, and tolive clear-mindedly and righteouslyand godly in this present world,13 while we wait for the blessed hopeand appearing of our great God andSavior’s glory—Jesus Christ, 14 whogave himself in our stead, in order toredeem us from all lawlessness andto cleanse for himself a people forhis own possession, zealous for goodworks. 15 Continue to speak thesethings, and continue to exhort andreprove with all authority. Let noone look down on you.Chapter 3Remind them to be in subjectionto rulers, to authorities, to beobedient, to be ready for every goodwork, 2 to defame no one, not to bequarrelsome, to be reasonable,showing all meekness toward allpeople. 3 For at one time weourselves were also unthinking,disobedient, deceived, servingvarious lusts and pleasures, living inmalice and envy, hateful, hating oneanother. 4 But when the kindness ofGod our Savior and his affectionateconcern for mankind appeared, 5 hesaved us, not by righteous works thatwe ourselves did, but on the basis ofhis mercy. He saved us through thewashing of a new origin and arenewal by holy spirit, 6 which hepoured out on us abundantly throughJesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that,since we have been declaredrighteous by his grace, we becameheirs who have the sure hope of lifein the Age to come. 8 This statementis trustworthy, and I want you tostrongly insist about these things, sothat those who have believed Godwill apply themselves to excelling ingood works. These things are goodand profitable for people.Titus 382


9 But avoid foolish questionings,and genealogies, and strifes, andfightings about law, for they areunprofitable and pointless. 10 Havenothing to do with a divisive personafter a first and second admonition,11 knowing that such a person hasbeen perverted and is sinning; and isself-condemned.12 When I send Artemas to you,or Tychicus, be diligent to come tome to Nicopolis, for I have decidedto spend the winter there. 13 Doeverything you can to help Zenas thelawyer and Apollos on their journey,so that they lack nothing. 14 And letour people also learn to excel ingood works for pressing needs, sothat they are not unfruitful. 15 Allwho are with me greet you. Greetthose who are our friends in theFaith. Grace be with you all.Titus 383


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