Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Titu 1

1Paulu, ìránṣẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti aposteli Jesu Kristi, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìgbàgbọ́ àwọn àyànfẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti ìmọ̀ òtítọ́ irú èyí tí í máa darí ènìyàn sí ìgbé ayé ìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run— ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìmọ̀ tí ó dúró lórí ìrètí iyè àìnípẹ̀kun, èyí tí Ọlọ́run tí kì í purọ́ ti ṣe ìlérí rẹ̀ ṣáájú kí ayé tó bẹ̀rẹ̀, àti pé ní àkókò tirẹ̀, òun ti fi ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ hàn nínú ìwàásù tí a fi lé mi lọ́wọ́ nípa àṣẹ Ọlọ́run Olùgbàlà wa.

Sí Titu, ọmọ mi tòótọ́ nínú ìgbàgbọ́ wa kan náà.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run baba àti Kristi Jesu Olùgbàlà wa.

Iṣẹ́ Titu sí Krete

Ìdí tí mo fi fi ọ́ sílẹ̀ ní Krete ni pé kí o lè ṣe àṣepé àwọn iṣẹ́ tó ṣẹ́kù. Mo sì ń rọ̀ ọ́ kí o yan àwọn alàgbà ní ìlú kọ̀ọ̀kan gẹ́gẹ́ bí mo ṣe darí rẹ̀. Ẹni tí yóò jẹ́ alàgbà gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ aláìlábùkù, wọ́n gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ onìyàwó kan, ọmọ wọn náà gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ onígbàgbọ́ tí kò ní ẹ̀sùn ìwà ipá tàbí ẹ̀sùn àìgbọ́ràn kankan. Alábojútó jẹ́ ẹni tí a gbé iṣẹ́ Ọlọ́run lé lọ́wọ́, nítorí náà, kò gbọdọ̀ ní àbùkù kankan tàbí agbéraga, oníjà, kò gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ ọ̀mùtí tàbí alágídí tàbí olójúkòkòrò. Wọ́n ní láti jẹ́ olùfẹ́ àlejò ṣíṣe, olùfẹ́ ohun tí ó dára. Wọ́n ní láti jẹ́ ẹni tí ó kò ara rẹ̀ ní ìjánu, ẹni dúró ṣinṣin, ọlọ́kàn mímọ́, àti ẹni oníwàtítọ́. Ó gbọdọ̀ di ẹ̀kọ́ nípa ìdúró ṣinṣin mú dáradára gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti kọ́ ọ, kí ó lè fi ẹ̀kọ́ tí ó yè kooro kọ́ àwọn ẹlòmíràn. Nípa èyí, yóò lè fi ìdí òtítọ́ múlẹ̀ fún àwọn alátakò.

10 Nítorí ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn ni ọlọ̀tẹ̀, asọ̀rọ̀ asán àti ẹlẹ́tàn pàápàá jùlọ láàrín àwọn onílà. 11 Ó gbọdọ̀ pa wọ́n lẹ́nu mọ́, nítorí wí pé wọ́n ń pa agbo Ọlọ́run run, nípasẹ̀ àwọn ẹ̀kọ́ tí kò jẹ́ èyí tí wọ́n ń kọ́ni. Èyí ni wọ́n ń ṣe fún ère àìṣòdodo. 12 Ọ̀kan nínú àwọn wòlíì wọn pàápàá sọ wí pé. “Òpùrọ́ ní àwọn ará Krete, wọ́n jẹ́ ẹranko búburú tí kò sé tù lójú, ọ̀lẹ, àti oníwọra”. 13 Òtítọ́ ni ẹ̀rí yìí. Nítorí náà, bá wọn wí gidigidi, kí wọn ba à lè yè koro nínú ìgbàgbọ́ 14 kí àwọn má ṣe fiyèsí ìtàn lásán ti àwọn Júù, àti òfin àwọn ènìyàn tí wọ́n yípadà kúrò nínú òtítọ́. 15 Sí ọlọ́kàn mímọ́, ohun gbogbo ló jẹ́ mímọ́, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn tó ti díbàjẹ́ tí wọ́n kò sí ka ohunkóhun sí mímọ́. Nítòótọ́, àti ọkàn àti ẹ̀rí ọkàn wọn ló ti díbàjẹ́. 16 Wọ́n ń fẹnu sọ wí pé àwọn mọ Ọlọ́run, ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n sẹ́ ẹ nípa ìṣe wọn. Wọ́n díbàjẹ́, wọn si jẹ aláìgbọ́ràn, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọ́n kò wúlò lọ́nàkọnà ní ti iṣẹ́ rere gbogbo.

New International Reader's Version

Titus 1

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I serve God, and I am an apostle of Jesus Christ. God sent me to help his chosen people believe in Christ more and more. God sent me to help them understand even more the truth that leads to godly living. That belief and understanding lead to the hope of eternal life. Before time began, God promised to give that life. And he does not lie. Now, at just the right time, he has made his promise clear. He did this through the preaching that he trusted me with. God our Savior has commanded all these things.

Titus, I am sending you this letter. You are my true son in the faith we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Choosing Elders Who Love What Is Good

I left you on the island of Crete. I did this because there were some things that hadn’t been finished. I wanted you to put them in order. I also wanted you to appoint elders in every town. I told you how to do it. An elder must be without blame. He must be faithful to his wife. His children must be believers. They must not give anyone a reason to say that they are wild and don’t obey. A church leader takes care of God’s family. That’s why he must be without blame. He must not look after only his own interests. He must not get angry easily. He must not get drunk. He must not push people around. He must not try to get money by cheating people. Instead, a church leader must welcome people into his home. He must love what is good. He must control his mind and feelings. He must do what is right. He must be holy. He must control the desires of his body. The message as it has been taught can be trusted. He must hold firmly to it. Then he will be able to use true teaching to comfort others and build them up. He will be able to prove that people who oppose it are wrong.

Warning People Who Fail to Do Good

10 Many people refuse to obey God. All they do is talk about things that mean nothing. They try to fool others. No one does these things more than the circumcision group. 11 They must be stopped. They are making trouble for entire families. They do this by teaching things they shouldn’t. They do these things to cheat people. 12 One of Crete’s own prophets has a saying. He says, “People from Crete are always liars. They are evil beasts. They don’t want to work. They live only to eat.” 13 This saying is true. So give a strong warning to people who refuse to obey God. Then they will understand the faith correctly. 14 Then they will pay no attention to Jewish stories that aren’t true. They won’t listen to the mere human commands of people who turn away from the truth. 15 To people who are pure, all things are pure. But to those who have twisted minds and don’t believe, nothing is pure. In fact, their minds and their sense of what is right and wrong are twisted. 16 They claim to know God. But their actions show they don’t know him. They are hated by God. They refuse to obey him. They aren’t fit to do anything good.