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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.

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.

7 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;

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

9 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.

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

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.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

 


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Matthew Henry's Titus Chapter 1 Bible commentary...



This epistle chiefly contains directions to Titus concerning the elders of the Church, and the manner in which he should give instruction; and the latter part tells him to urge obedience to magistrates, to enforce good works, avoid foolish questions, and shun heresies. The instructions the apostle gave are all plain and simple. The Christian religion was not formed to answer worldly or selfish views, but it is the wisdom of God and the power of God.The apostle salutes Titus. (1-4) The qualifications of a faithful pastor. (5-9) The evil temper and practices of false teachers. (10-16)1-4 All are the servants of God who are not slaves of sin and Satan. All gospel truth is according to godliness, teaching the fear of God. 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. How excellent then is the gospel, which was the matter of Divine promise so early, and what thanks are due for our privileges! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God; and whoso is appointed and called, must preach the word. Grace is the free favour of God, and acceptance with him. Mercy, the fruits of the favour, in the pardon of sin, and freedom from all miseries both here and hereafter. And peace is the effect and fruit of mercy. Peace with God through Christ who is our Peace, and with the creatures and ourselves. Grace is the fountain of all blessings. Mercy, and peace, and all good, spring out of this.

5-9 The character and qualification of pastors, here called elders and bishops, agree with what the apostle wrote to Timothy. Being such bishops and overseers of the flock, to be examples to them, and God's stewards to take care of the affairs of his household, there is great reason that they should be blameless. 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. And here are described the spirit and practice becoming such as should be examples of good works.

10-16 False teachers are described. 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. Such should be resisted, and put to shame, by sound doctrine from the Scriptures. Shameful actions, the reproach of heathens, should be far from Christians; falsehood and lying, envious craft and cruelty, brutal and sensual practices, and idleness and sloth, are sins condemned even by the light of nature. But Christian meekness is as far from cowardly passing over sin and error, as from anger and impatience. And though there may be national differences of character, yet the heart of man in every age and place is deceitful and desperately wicked. But the sharpest reproofs must aim at the good of the reproved; and soundness in the faith is most desirable and necessary. To those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; they abuse, and turn things lawful and good into sin. Many profess to know God, yet in their lives deny and reject him. 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.

 


Recent Comments for Titus Chapter 1...

 


DLT's Titus Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 7/23/2014, 8:08am...

I stopped reading at the first verse of Titus. That was the only book I went to. First time looking at site and mispelled words. Someone needs to proof read everything that was written. Going to a different one online.

 


Evo's Titus Chapter 1 comment on 6/11/2014, 4:02pm...

We ar told that we should be sober, be peace makers, de bible says those who pursue peace will receive de grown of life. Let us all live peacefuly with everybody

 


Howard Dixon's Titus Chapter 1 comment on 2/20/2014, 6:00am...

Truly could mortal man write such a thing I think not How elegant and poetic How refreshing and beautifully written God bless you Paul

 


Rick's Titus Chapter 1 comment about verse 10 on 2/18/2014, 5:55pm...

This verse is telling us to hold steadfast as we represent Christ Those of the circumcision would nowadays represent the Atheist or non Christian looking to poke holes in those of the Christian faith We have to stay sober so we can direct people to Jesus instead of driving them away from Jesus Believe me I am trying hard to remove the hypocricies in my life Those who stand up for Jesus become a target The ends justify the means

 


Jeremy's Titus Chapter 1 comment on 10/24/2013, 8:21am...

Martha thats works salvation. You said "if you sin you will surely be cast in hell." If that is true then we would all be cast into hell. we are not saved by not sinning. Christians still sin. We are saved by placing our Faith in what CHRIST did on the cross of Calvary to pay for our sins and wash us in HIS own blood. God bless.

 


Indiglofish61's Titus Chapter 1 comment on 7/14/2013, 7:15pm...

I think if the churches would follow the instuctions on Titus and 1 Timothy that Paul instructed Timothy, they would be a truer light for Christ!!

 


Luvinga Abisai's Titus Chapter 1 comment about verse 12 on 7/09/2013, 10:52am...

People have ignored the value of the perfect and holy blood of Jesus the Christ and resorted to their own ways- ways that approve their desires to consulting and praying to the devils, the dead and and idols. But God the creator remains true and His sacrifice is live forever even the blood of JESUS CHRIST that no one should dishonor or ignore but desire to be cleansed with.

 


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