1 Paul, a a of God, and an b of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s c, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
2 In a of b, which God, that cannot c, d 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, a 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 a the things that are wanting, and b c in every city, as I had d thee:
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of a.
7 For a a must be blameless, as the b of God; not c, not soon d, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of a, a lover of b, sober, just, holy, c;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to a the b.
10 For there are many unruly and a and b, specially they of the c:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy a sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, a.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore a them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish a, and b of men, c turn from the truth.
15 a the pure all things are b: but unto them that are c and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their d and e is f.
16 They a that they b God; but in c they d him, being abominable, and e, and unto every good work f.