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The pistel off S. Paul to Titus

The first Chapter.

Paul the servant of God and an apostle of Jesu Christ, to preach the faith of God's{goddis} elect, and the knowledge of that truth,|the truth, which leadeth unto godliness|
which truth is in serving God in hope of eternal life,{which is after godliness upon the hope of eternal life,} which life God cannot lie, hath promised before the world began:
but hath at the time appointed opened his word by preaching,{but hath opened his word at the time appointed thorow preaching} which preaching is committed unto me, by|according to| the commandment of God our saviour.
To Titus his natural son in|after| the common faith. Grace mercy and peace from God the father, and from the Lord Jesu Christ our saviour.
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest perform that which was lacking and shouldest ordain seniors{elders} in every city as I appointed thee.
If any be such as no man can complain on,{faultless}|blameless| the husband of one wife, having faithful children, which are not slandered of riot, neither are disobedient.
For a bishop must be such as no man can complain on,{faultless}|blameless| as it be cometh the minister of God|as the steward of God| not stubborn,|not willfull| not angry, no drunkard,|not given to much wine| no fighter, not given to filthy lucre:
but harborous, one that loveth goodness, (prudent) of honest behavior,{sober minded} righteous, holy temperate,
and such as cleaveth unto the true word of doctrine, that he may be able to exhort with wholesome learning, and to improve them that say against it.
For there are many disobedient and talkers of vanity, and deceivers of minds, namely they of the circumcision,
whose mouths must be stopped, which pervert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, because of filthy lucre.
One being of themselves, which was a poet of their own said:|even their own prophit| The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and slow bellies.
This witness is true, wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
and not taking heed to|unto| jews fables, and commandments of men, which{that} turn|turn them away| from the truth.
Unto the pure,|clean| are all things pure: but unto them that are defiled, and unbelieving, is nothing pure:|to the unclean and unbelievers, there is nothing clean| but even the very minds and consciences of them are defiled.
They confess that they know God: but with {the} deeds they deny him and are abominable, and disobedient, and unto all good works discommendable.|unmete to all good works|

The .ij. Chapter.

But speak thou that which becometh wholesome learning:
That the{ye} elder men be sober, honest, discreet, sound in the faith, in love and in patience.
And the elder women likewise that they be in such raiment,|that they shew them selves| as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much drinking,|not given to much winte| but teachers of honest things,
that they nurture the young women{to make the young women soberminded}|enform the young women to be sober minded| to love their husbands, to love their children,
to be of honest behaviour,{discreet} chaste, housewifely, good, and obedient unto their own husbands, that the word of God be not evil spoken of.
Young men likewise exhort that they be of honest manners.{sober minded.}
Above all things shew thyself an ensample of good works in the doctrine, shew uncorruption,{with uncorrupt doctrine with} honesty,
and {with} the wholesome word which cannot be rebuked, that he which withstandeth may be ashamed, having no thing in you that he may dispraise.
The servants exhort to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please in all things, not answering again,
neither be pickers, but that they shew all good faithfulness, that they may do worship to the doctrine of God our saviour in all things.
For the grace of God, that bringeth health{salvation} unto all men, hath appeared
and teacheth us that we should deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and that we should live honestly,{sober minded}|discreetly| righteously, and godly in this present world,
looking for that blessed hope and glorious appearing of the mighty God,|the glory of the great God| and of our saviour Jesu Christ:
which gave himself for us, to redeem us from all unrighteousness, and to purge us|us to be| a peculiar people unto himself, fervently given unto good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke, with all commanding.|earnest| See that no man despise thee.

The .iij. Chapter.

Warn them that they submit themselves to rule and power, to obey the officers,|hyer authority| that they be prompt{ready} unto all good works,
that they speak evil of no man, that they be no fighters,|strivers| but soft, shewing all meekness unto all men.
For we ourselves also were in times past, unwise, disobedient, deceived,|in error| in danger to lusts,|serving lusts| and to divers manners of voluptuousness, living in maliciousness and envy, full of hate, hating one another.
But after that the kindness and love of our saviour {God} to man ward appeared,
not of|for| the deeds of righteousness which we wrought, but of|after| his mercy, he saved us, by the fountain of the new birth, and with the renewing of the holy ghost,
which he shed on us abundantly, thorow Jesus Christ our saviour,
that we once justified|being made righteous| by his grace, should be heirs of eternal life, thorow|according to| hope.
This is a true saying. Of these things I would thou shouldest certify,|speak earnestly| that they which believe God, might be studious{diligent} to go forward|to excell| in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Foolish questions, and genealogies, and brawlings and strife about the law avoid, for they are unprofitable, and superfluous.|vain|
A man that is the author{auctor} of sects,{A man that is given to heresy} after the first and the second admonition|monition| avoid,
remembering|and know| that he that is such, is perverted, and sinneth, even damned by his own judgement.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee or Tichicus be diligent|make speed| to come to me unto Nichopolis. For I have determined there to winter.
Bring Zenas the lawyer|the Scribe| and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be lacking unto them.
And let ours also learn to excel in good works as far forth as need requireth, that they be not unfruitful.
All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all, Amen.

[Here ends the epistle off saint Paul the Apostle unto Titus]
Written from Nichopolis a city of Macedonia.

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William Tyndale 1526 {1535}