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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.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Tito 1

1Pawulo omuweereza wa Katonda, era omutume wa Yesu Kristo ng’okukkiriza kw’abalonde ba Katonda bwe kuli n’okutegeera amazima agali mu kutya Katonda, ebyesigamye ku kusuubira okw’obulamu obutaggwaawo, Katonda ow’amazima kwe yasuubiza ng’ebiro eby’emirembe n’emirembe tebinnabaawo, naye mu ntuuko zaabyo, yayolesa ekigambo kye mu kubuulira Enjiri, kwe nateresebwa ng’ekiragiro kya Katonda Omulokozi waffe bwe kiri, eri Tito omwana wange ddala ng’okukkiriza kwaffe ffenna okwa awamu bwe kuli, n’ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Kristo Yesu omulokozi waffe.

Kyennava nkuleka mu Kuleete, olyoke otereeze ebyo ebyetaaga okutereeza, era otekewo n’abakadde[a] b’ekkanisa mu buli kibuga, nga bwe nakulagira. Omuntu ateekwa okuba nga taliiko kya kunenyezebwa, nga musajja alina omukazi omu, era nga n’abaana baabwe bakkiriza, nga tebalina kibi kiyinza kuboogerwako era nga tebeenyigira mu bikolwa bya buseegu oba mu bujeemu. Omulabirizi kimugwanira okuba nga taliiko kya kunenyezebwa ng’omuwanika wa Katonda, nga si mukakanyavu, nga si wa busungu, nga si mutamiivu, nga si mukambwe, nga teyeegomba kufuna magoba mu bukuusa naye ayaniriza abagenyi, ayagala okukola obulungi, omutegeevu, nga mwenkanya, nga mutukuvu, era ng’amanyi okwefuga. Ateekwa okuba omuntu anywerera ku kigambo ekyesigwa, alyoke asobole okunnyonnyola abantu enjigiriza entuufu, n’okulaga obukyamu bw’abo abagiwakanya.

10 Kubanga waliwo bangi abawakana, aboogera ebitaliimu era abalimba, n’okusingira ddala abo ab’omu bakomole. 11 Basaanye okusirisibwa, kubanga boonoona buli maka, nga bayigiriza ebitabagwanidde, balyoke beefunire amagoba ag’obukuusa. 12 Omu ku bo, nnabbi waabwe bo kyeyava agamba nti, “Abakuleete balimba bulijjo, z’ensolo enkambwe, era ba mululu ate bagayaavu.” 13 Kye yagamba kya mazima. Noolwekyo oteekwa okubanenya n’amaanyi kiryoke kibaleetere okukkiriza okutuufu, 14 balekeraawo okuwuliriza enfumo ez’Ekiyudaaya, n’ebiragiro abantu abakyama okuva ku mazima bye bagunja. 15 Eri abalongoofu, ebintu byonna biba birongoofu, naye eri abo abatali balongoofu n’abatakkiriza, tewaba kirongoofu na kimu. Kubanga amagezi gaabwe n’ebirowoozo byabwe byayonooneka. 16 Bagamba nti bamanyi Katonda, naye mu bikolwa byabwe bamwegaana. Bagwenyufu era bajeemu, tebasaanira kuweebwa mulimu mulungi n’akatono.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5 abakadde kitegeeza abantu abakulu mu kukkiriza abateekebwamu ekitiibwa abayinza okulondebwa ku nkiiko z’amakkanisa