Modern Literal Version
Modern Literal Version
[ Titus 1]
1:1 Paul, a bondservant of God and apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's chosen and the full knowledge of the truth which is according to devoutness, 1:2 upon the hope of everlasting life, which God, who is incapable of lying, promised before times everlasting.
1:3 But in his own seasons, he manifested his word in the preaching in which I was entrusted, according to the commandment of God our Savior.
1:4 To Titus, my genuine child according to our common faith: grace, mercy, peace from God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior.
1:5 Because of this, I left you in Crete, in order that you might amend the things which are deficient and should designate elders in every city, as I commanded you. 1:6 If anyone is irreproachable, the husband of one wife, having believing children, who is not in an accusation of riotousness or rebellious. 1:7 For* it is essential for the overseer to be irreproachable as God's steward; not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not a drunkard, not a bully, not covetous; 1:8 but hospitable, who loves good, sensible, just, holy, self-controlled; 1:9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, in order that he may be able also to encourage in the sound*teaching and to convict those who contradict it.
1:10 For* there are many even rebellious men, empty-talkers and deceivers, especially those out of the circumcision, 1:11 whom it is essential to gag; men who are perverting whole houses, teaching things which it is not essential to teach, because of shameful gain. 1:12 Someone from them, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are habitually liars, evil beasts, idle gluttons. 1:13 This testimony is true. Because of which case, reprove them sharply, in order that they may be sound*in the faith, 1:14 not taking-heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who are turning away from the truth. 1:15 Indeed, all things are clean to the clean, but nothing is clean to those who have been defiled and are unbelieving, but both their mind and their conscience have been defiled. 1:16 They profess to know God, but they are denying him by their works, being detestable and disobedient and unapproved toward every good work.
Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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