Chapter 1:16 Verses
56-1:1 Paul a seruaunt of God, & an Apostle of Iesus Christe, according to the fayth of Gods elect, & the knowledge of ye trueth, whiche is after godlynesse,
56-1:2 In the hope of eternall lyfe, which God that can not lye, promised before the worlde began:
56-1:3 But hath made manifest his worde, at ye time appoynted through preaching, which is committed vnto me, according to the ordinaunce of God our sauiour:
56-1:4 To Titus a natural sonne after the common fayth: Grace, mercie, peace, from God the father, and the Lorde Iesus Christe our sauiour.
56-1:5 For this cause left I thee in Creta, that thou shouldest refourme ye thynges that are left, and ordayne elders in euerye citie, as I had appoynted thee:
56-1:6 If any be blamelesse, the husbande of one wyfe, hauyng faythfull chyldren, not accusable of riote, or vntractable.
56-1:7 For a bishop must be blamelesse, as the stewarde of God: not stubborne, not angry, not geuen to wyne, no striker, not geuen to filthie lucre:
56-1:8 But a louer of hospitalitie, a louer of goodnes, sober, ryghteous, godly, temperate,
56-1:9 Holdyng fast the faythfull worde, which is accordyng to doctrine, that he may be able both to exhort in wholsome doctrine, and to improue them that say agaynst it.
56-1:10 For there are many vnruly, and vayne talkers, and deceauers of myndes, specially they [that are] of ye circumcision,
56-1:11 Whose mouthes must be stopped, which subuert whole houses, teachyng thynges which they ought not, for fylthie lucre sake.
56-1:12 One of them selues [euen] a prophete of their owne, sayde: The Crettans [are] alwayes lyers, euyll beastes, slowe bellyes.
56-1:13 This witnesse is true: wherfore rebuke them sharpely that they may be founde in the fayth,
56-1:14 Not takyng heede to Iewes fables and comaundementes of men, turnyng from the trueth.
56-1:15 Unto the pure, [are] all thynges pure: but vnto them that are defyled and vnbeleuyng, [is] nothyng pure, but euen the mynde and conscience of them is defyled.
56-1:16 They confesse that they knowe God: but with workes they denie hym, seyng they are abhominable and disobedient, and vnto euery good worke reprobate.
Chapter 2:15 Verses
56-2:1 But speake thou the thynges which become wholsome doctrine.
56-2:2 That the elder men be watchyng, graue, sober, sounde in fayth, in loue, in pacience:
56-2:3 The elder women lykewyse, that they be in such behauiour as becometh holynesse, not false accusers, not geuen to much wine, teachers of good thinges,
56-2:4 To make the young women sober mynded, to loue their husbandes, to loue their chyldren,
56-2:5 (To be) discrete, chaste, house kepers, good, obedient vnto their owne husbandes, that the worde of God be not blasphemed.
56-2:6 Young men lykewyse exhort, to be sober mynded.
56-2:7 In all thynges shewyng thy selfe a paterne of good workes, in the doctrine, vncorruptnesse, grauitie, integritie,
56-2:8 Wholsome worde, vnrebukeable, that he which withstandeth, may be ashamed, hauyng no euyll thyng to say of you.
56-2:9 [Exhort] seruauntes, to be obedient vnto their owne maisters, and to please them in all thynges, not aunsweryng agayne:
56-2:10 Neither pickers, but shewing all good faythfulnesse, that they may adourne the doctrine of God our sauiour in all thynges.
56-2:11 For there hath appeared the grace of God [which is] healthful to all men,
56-2:12 Teachyng vs, that denying vngodlynesse and worldly lustes, we shoulde lyue soberlie and ryghteouslie, and godlie in this present worlde:
56-2:13 Lokyng for that blessed hope and appearyng of the glorie of the great God, and our sauiour Iesus Christe,
56-2:14 Which gaue hym selfe for vs, that he myght redeeme vs from all vnryghteousnesse, and pourge vs a peculier people vnto hym selfe, zelous of good workes.
56-2:15 These thynges speake and exhort, and rebuke with all aucthoritie. Let no man dispise thee.
Chapter 3:15 Verses
56-3:1 Warne them to be subiect to rule & power, to obey magistrates, to be redie to euery good worke:
56-3:2 To blaspheme no man, to be no fyghters, [but] gentle, shewyng all mekenesse vnto all men.
56-3:3 For we our selues also were some tyme foolyshe, disobedient, deceaued, seruyng diuers lustes & voluptuousnes, lyuyng in maliciousnesse and enuie, full of hate, hatyng one another.
56-3:4 But after that the kyndenesse and loue of our sauiour God to manwarde appeared,
56-3:5 Not of workes which [be] in ryghteousnesse wrought, but accordyng to his mercie, he saued vs by the fountayne of regeneration and renuyng of the holy ghost,
56-3:6 Which he shed on vs richlie through Iesus Christe our sauiour:
56-3:7 That we iustified by his grace, should be made heyres accordyng to the hope of eternall lyfe.
56-3:8 [This is] a faythfull saying: And of these thynges I wyll that thou confirme, that they which haue beleued in God, myght be carefull to shewe foorth good workes. These thynges are good and profitable vnto men.
56-3:9 But foolishe questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and striuinges about the lawe, auoyde: for they are vnprofitable and vayne.
56-3:10 A man that is an aucthour of sectes, after the first and the seconde admonition, auoyde:
56-3:11 Knowyng, that he that is such, is subuerted and sinneth, beyng dampned of hym selfe.
56-3:12 When I shall sende Artemas vnto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come vnto me vnto Nicopolis: For I haue determined there to wynter.
56-3:13 Bryng Zenas the lawyer, & Apollos, on their iourney diligently, that nothing be lackyng vnto them.
56-3:14 And let ours also learne to excell in good workes to necessarie vses, that they be not vnfruitefull.
56-3:15 All that are with me, salute thee. Greete them that loue vs in the fayth. Grace be with you all. Amen. [Written from Nicopolis, (a citie) of Macedonia.]
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