Amplified Bible

Titus 1

Salutation

1Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God’s chosen ones and [to lead and encourage them to recognize and pursue] the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness, based on the hope and divine guarantee of eternal life, [the life] which God, who is ever truthful and without deceit, promised before the ages of time began, and at the appointed time has made known His word and revealed it as His message, through preaching, which was entrusted to me according to the command of God our Savior—

To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Qualifications of Elders

For this reason I left you behind in Crete, so that you would set right what remains unfinished, and appoint [a]elders in every city as I directed you, namely, a man of unquestionable integrity, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of being immoral or rebellious. For the [b]overseer, as God’s steward, must be blameless, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain [but financially ethical]. And he must be hospitable [to believers, as well as strangers], a lover of what is good, sensible (upright), fair, devout, self-disciplined [above reproach—whether in public or in private]. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy word [of God] as it was taught to him, so that he will be able both to give accurate instruction in sound [reliable, error-free] doctrine and to refute those who contradict [it by explaining their error].

10 For there are many rebellious men who are empty talkers [just windbags] and deceivers; especially those of the circumcision [those Jews who insist that Gentile believers must be circumcised and keep the Law in order to be saved]. 11 They must be silenced, because they are upsetting whole families by teaching things they should not teach for the purpose of dishonest financial gain. 12 One of them [Epimenides, a Cretan], a [c]prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13 This description is true. So rebuke them sharply so that they will be sound in the faith and free from doctrinal error, 14 not paying attention to Jewish myths and the commandments and rules of men who turn their backs on the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to the corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure; both their mind and their conscience are corrupted. 16 They profess to know God [to recognize and be acquainted with Him], but by their actions they deny and disown Him. They are detestable and disobedient and worthless for good work of any kind.

Notas al pie

  1. Titus 1:5 The words elder, overseer, and bishop are used interchangeably to indicate the spiritually mature men who were qualified and selected to serve as leaders and shepherds over the church of God (v 7; cf Acts 20:17,28; 1 Tim 3:1-7; 1 Pet 5:1, 2).
  2. Titus 1:7 Or bishop.
  3. Titus 1:12 Epimenides was a highly regarded sixth century b.c. poet and philosopher from Crete. His description of his own people had by this time become a proverb.

Knijga O Kristu

Poslanica Titu 1

Ta im istina daje nadu vječnog života koji im je Bog obećao prije postanka svijeta - a Bog ne može lagati.

U pravo vrijeme objavio je svoju Riječ propovijedanjem, koje je meni povjereno po zapovijedi Boga, našega Spasitelja.

Pišem Titu, mojemu pravom sinu po zajedničkoj vjeri.Neka ti Bog Otac i naš Spasitelj Isus Krist udijele milost i mir.

Titov rad na Kreti

Ostavio sam te na Kreti da dovršiš naše djelo i da po gradovima postaviš starješine kao što sam te uputio.

Starješina mora biti besprijekoran, vjeran svojoj ženi,[a] a djeca mu moraju biti vjernici. Nikomu ne smiju davati povoda da ih optuži za razuzdanost ili nepokornost.

Nadglednik mora živjeti besprijekorno jer je Božji upravitelj. Ne smije biti samoživ, svadljiv, pijanac, nasilnik ni sklon prljavom dobitku.

Mora biti gostoljubiv, dobrostiv, razborit, pravedan, svet i uzdržljiv.

Mora se čvrsto držati vjerodostojne riječi učenja, mora hrabriti druge i uvjeravati protivnike u zdravo učenje.

10 Mnogo je nepokornih, taštih govornika prijevarnih umova, osobito među židovima,

11 i takve treba natjerati da ušute. Već su cijele obitelji unesrećili poučavajući radi prljavog dobitka ono što ne bi smjeli.

12 Jedan od njih, njihov vlastiti prorok, za njih je rekao: 'Svi su ti Krećani lašci, opake zvijeri, lijene izjelice.'

13 To je istina. Zato strogo kori kršćane da budu zdravi u vjeri,

14 da ne prihvaćaju židovske bajke i zapovijedi ljudi koji okreću leđa istini.

15 Čistim ljudima sve je čisto, a okaljanima i nevjernima ništa nije čisto; njima su i razum i savjest okaljani.

16 Tvrde da poznaju Boga, ali ga svojim djelima niječu. Odurna su to i buntovna stvorenja, neposobna za bilo kakvo dobro djelo.

Notas al pie

  1. Poslanica Titu 1:6 Ili: jedne žene muž.