1 Put them in mind to be a to b and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To a of no man, to be b, but gentle, shewing all c unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were a foolish, b, deceived, serving divers c and pleasures, living in d and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of a which we have done, but according to his b he saved us, by the c of regeneration, and d of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being a by his grace, we should be made b according to the hope of eternal life.
8 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 a. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid a questions, and genealogies, and b, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is an a after the first and second b reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is a, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let a also learn to maintain b for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
15 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.