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Tito 1

1Pablo, siervo de Dios y apóstol de Jesucristo, llamado para que, mediante la fe, los elegidos de Dios lleguen a conocer la verdadera religión.[a] Nuestra esperanza es la vida eterna, la cual Dios, que no miente, ya había prometido antes de la creación. Ahora, a su debido tiempo, él ha cumplido esta promesa mediante la predicación que se me ha confiado por orden de Dios nuestro Salvador.

A Tito, mi verdadero hijo en esta fe que compartimos:

Que Dios el Padre y Cristo Jesús nuestro Salvador te concedan gracia y paz.

Tarea de Tito en Creta

Te dejé en Creta para que pusieras en orden lo que quedaba por hacer y en cada pueblo nombraras[b] ancianos de la iglesia, de acuerdo con las instrucciones que te di. El anciano debe ser intachable, esposo de una sola mujer; sus hijos deben ser creyentes,[c] libres de sospecha de libertinaje o de desobediencia. El obispo tiene a su cargo la obra de Dios, y por lo tanto debe ser intachable: no arrogante, ni iracundo, ni borracho, ni violento, ni codicioso de ganancias mal habidas. Al contrario, debe ser hospitalario, amigo del bien, sensato, justo, santo y disciplinado. Debe apegarse a la palabra fiel, según la enseñanza que recibió, de modo que también pueda exhortar a otros con la sana doctrina y refutar a los que se opongan.

10 Y es que hay muchos rebeldes, charlatanes y engañadores, especialmente los partidarios de la circuncisión. 11 A ésos hay que taparles la boca, ya que están arruinando familias enteras al enseñar lo que no se debe; y lo hacen para obtener ganancias mal habidas. 12 Fue precisamente uno de sus propios profetas el que dijo: «Los cretenses son siempre mentirosos, malas bestias, glotones perezosos.» 13 ¡Y es la verdad! Por eso, repréndelos con severidad a fin de que sean sanos en la fe 14 y no hagan caso de leyendas judías ni de lo que exigen esos que rechazan la verdad. 15 Para los puros todo es puro, pero para los corruptos e incrédulos no hay nada puro. Al contrario, tienen corrompidas la mente y la conciencia. 16 Profesan conocer a Dios, pero con sus acciones lo niegan; son abominables, desobedientes e incapaces de hacer nada bueno.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 la verdadera religión. Lit. la verdad que es según la piedad.
  2. 1:5 nombraras. Alt. ordenaras.
  3. 1:6 creyentes. Alt. fieles.

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.