Thematic Bible: Titus 1

Titus 1:1 (show verse)

PAUL, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to piety,

Titus 1:2 (show verse)

for the hope of eternal life, which God who cannot lie announced before eternal ages,

Titus 1:3 (show verse)

but manifested his word in the times which were suitable for it by the preaching with which I was intrusted, according to the command of our Saviour God,

Titus 1:4 (show verse)

to Titus my faithful son in the common faith; grace and peace from God the Father, and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

Titus 1:5 (show verse)

For this cause I left you in Crete, that you might regulate things which are deficient, and appoint elders in every city, as I charged you,

Titus 1:6 (show verse)

if any one is blameless, a husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of intemperance or of insubordination.

Titus 1:7 (show verse)

For a bishop must be blameless as a steward of God, not self-indulgent, not soon angry, not given to wine, not contentious, not devoted to base gain,

Titus 1:8 (show verse)

but a lover of hospitality, kind, sober, just, holy, self-denying,

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holding firmly the faithful word taught, that he may be able both to exhort with sound instruction and to convince those who contradict.

Titus 1:10 (show verse)

For there are many disorderly wranglers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

Titus 1:11 (show verse)

whom it is necessary to silence, who mislead whole families, teaching for base gain what they ought not.

Titus 1:12 (show verse)

A certain one of them, their own poet, said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gormandizers.

Titus 1:13 (show verse)

This testimony is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Titus 1:14 (show verse)

not attending to Jewish myths, and commandments of men who subvert the truth.

Titus 1:15 (show verse)

To the pure all things are pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but their mind and conscience are defiled.

Titus 1:16 (show verse)

They profess to know God, but by works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and as to every good work reprobate.