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