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. 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; 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 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. The intent of the gospel is to raise up hope as well as faith; to take off the mind and heart from the world, and to raise them to heaven and the things above. Many profess to know God, yet in their lives deny and reject him. 13 This witness is true. (5-9) The evil temper and practices of false teachers. ... Titus 1. Mercy, the fruits of the favour, in the pardon of sin, and freedom from all miseries both here and hereafter. ... 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. All gospel truth is according to godliness, teaching the fear of God. Critical Text. 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. How excellent then is the gospel, which was the matter of Divine promise so early, and what thanks are due for our privileges! And though there may be national differences of character, yet the heart of man in every age and place is deceitful and desperately wicked. Summary of the Book of Titus. Titus 1 De brief van de apostel Paulus aan Titus. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. 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, 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. What they are not to be, is plainly shown, as well as what they are to be, as servants of Christ, and able ministers of the letter and practice of the gospel. 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. - Webster's Bibleholding fast to the faithful Message which he has received, so that he may be well qualified both to encourage others with sound teaching and to reply successfully to opponents.- Weymouth Bibleholding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.- World English Biblehooli, contynent, takinge that trewe word, that is aftir doctryn; that he be miyti to amoneste in hoolsum techyng, and to repreue hem that ayenseien.- Wycliffe Bibleholding -- according to the teaching -- to the stedfast word, that he may be able also to exhort in the sound teaching, and the gainsayers to convict;- Youngs Literal Bible. 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;. Grace is the fountain of all blessings. 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: 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. See the miserable state of hypocrites, such as have a form of godliness, but are without the power; yet let us not be so ready to fix this charge on others, as careful that it does not apply to ourselves.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. The text marked “CT” is the KJV as it would be if it were based on the Greek text underlying the ESV and other modern Bible translations. Titus chapter 1 KJV (King James Version) 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;. 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. Faithful ministers must oppose such in good time, that their folly being made manifest, they may go no further They had a base end in what they did; serving a worldly interest under pretence of religion: for the love of money is the root of all evil.