Bible Reading: Titus 1 vs 5 - 16 (The Ministry of Titus in Crete)


(Christian Standard Bible Version)

Tit 1:5  The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town.

Tit 1:6  An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who are not accused of wildness or rebellion. 

Tit 1:7  As an overseer of God’s household, he must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not an excessive drinker, not a bully, not greedy for money, 

Tit 1:8  but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled, 

Tit 1:9  holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it. 

Tit 1:10  For there are many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from the circumcision party. 

Tit 1:11  It is necessary to silence them; they are ruining entire households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly. 

Tit 1:12  One of their very own prophets said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”

Tit 1:13  This testimony is true. For this reason, rebuke them sharply, so that they may be sound in the faith 

Tit 1:14  and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commands of people who reject the truth.

Tit 1:15  To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are defiled.

Tit 1:16  They claim to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

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