“Put them in minde to bee subiect to Principalities & Powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to euery good worke,”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
3:1 Remind them - All the Cretan Christians. To be subject - Passively, not resisting. To principalities - Supreme. And powers - Subordinate governors. And to obey - Them actively, so far as conscience permits.
Tit 3:1 Various Duties of Social Life SUMMARY OF TITUS 3: Duties of Christian Life. The Former State of Christians. How God Saved Us. The Bath of Regeneration. The Treatment of Heretics. Personal Directions. Be subject to principalities and powers. To the authorities over them. The Cretans were subjected to Roman sway B.C. 67, but had always been turbulent and impatient. Christians should keep aloof from seditions which could only work evil.