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Chapter 1:16 Verses
56-1:1. 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;
56-1:2. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
56-1:3. But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
56-1:4. To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
56-1:5. 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:
56-1:6. If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
56-1:7. 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;
56-1:8. But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
56-1:9. 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.
56-1:10. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
56-1:11. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
56-1:12. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
56-1:13. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
56-1:14. Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
56-1:15. 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.
56-1:16. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
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Chapter 2:15 Verses
56-2:1. But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
56-2:2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
56-2:3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
56-2:4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
56-2:5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
56-2:6. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
56-2:7. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
56-2:8. 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.
56-2:9. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
56-2:10. Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
56-2:11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
56-2:12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
56-2:13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
56-2:14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
56-2:15. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
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Chapter 3:15 Verses
56-3:1. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
56-3:2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
56-3:3. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
56-3:4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
56-3:5. 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;
56-3:6. Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
56-3:7. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
56-3:8. 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 works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
56-3:9. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
56-3:10. A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
56-3:11. Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
56-3:12. When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
56-3:13. Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
56-3:14. And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
56-3:15. All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
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