Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging
of the truth which is after godliness;
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,
which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God
To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy,
and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set
in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in
every city, as I had appointed thee:
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful
children not accused of riot or unruly.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not
given to filthy lucre;
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just,
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he
may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers,
specially they of the circumcision:
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses,
teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The
Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they
may be sound in the faith;
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men,
that turn from the truth.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are
defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind
and conscience is defiled.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work
56:002:001 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith,
in charity, in patience.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers
of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
56:002:006 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in
doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the
contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to
please them well in all things; not answering again;
Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may
adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous
of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no man despise thee.
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers,
to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle,
shewing all meekness unto all men.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of
regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.
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 works. These things are good and
profitable unto men.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions,
and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and
A man that is an heretick after the first and second
Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned of himself.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent
to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary
uses, that they be not unfruitful.
All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in
the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
END OF BOOK 56