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.

New International Version - UK

Titus 1

1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness – in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Saviour,

To Titus, my true son in our common faith:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

Appointing elders who love what is good

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Rebuking those who fail to do good

10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach – and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 12 One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: ‘Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.’[c] 13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Notas al pie

  1. Titus 1:5 Or ordain
  2. Titus 1:6 Or children are trustworthy
  3. Titus 1:12 From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides