The Epistle of Paul to Titus
1 – Admonish them to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word, to be ready to every good work.
2 – To speak evil of no man, not to be litigious, but gentle: shewing all mildness towards all men.
3 – For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 – But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared:
5 – Not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost;
6 – Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior:
7 – That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs, according to hope of life everlasting.
8 – It is a faithful saying: and these things I will have thee affirm constantly: that they, who believe in God, may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 – But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain.
10 – A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid:
11 – Knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment.
12 – When I shall send to thee Artemas or Tychicus, make haste to come unto me to Nicopolis. For there I have determined to winter.
13 – Send forward Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollo, with care, that nothing be wanting to them.
14 – And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses: that they be not unfruitful.
15 – All that are with me salute thee: salute them that love us in the faith. The grace of God be with you all. Amen.
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