Bible, King James Version (KJV)
] 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 our Saviour;
] To Titus, mine own son after
the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ our Saviour.
] 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
] 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
] But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober,
just, holy, temperate;
] Holding fast the faithful word as he hath
been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to
convince the gainsayers.
] For there are many unruly and vain
talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
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
] 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.
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.
profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and
disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
] But speak thou the things which become sound
] 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.
] Young men likewise exhort to be
] 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 you.
] Exhort servants to
be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not
] Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity;
that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all
] For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,
] 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,
speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto
] 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 man appeared,
] 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 Saviour;
] That being
justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal
] 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
] 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 winter.
] Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on
their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not
] All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that
love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.