New American Standard Bible

Titus 1

Salutation

1Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, [a]for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised [b]long ages ago, but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,

To Titus, my true child [c]in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Qualifications of Elders

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. For the [d]overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

10 For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain. 12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13 This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

Notas al pie

  1. Titus 1:1 Or according to
  2. Titus 1:2 Lit before times eternal
  3. Titus 1:4 Lit according to
  4. Titus 1:7 Or bishop

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

提多書 1

問候

1我保羅作上帝的奴僕和耶穌基督的使徒,是為了使上帝揀選的人有信心、明白真理,從而過敬虔的生活, 有永生的盼望。這永生是從不說謊的上帝在亙古以前應許的。 祂在所定的時候,藉著人的傳揚將自己的道顯明出來。我奉我們救主上帝的命令傳揚這道。

提多啊,我寫信給你,就我們共同的信仰來說,你是我真正的兒子。

願父上帝和我們的救主基督耶穌賜給你恩典和平安!

長老的資格

當初,我把你留在克里特島,是要你完成未辦完的事工,並照我的指示在各城選立長老。 作長老的必須無可指責,只有一位妻子,兒女都信主、沒有放蕩不羈的行為。 身為上帝的管家,作監督的必須無可指責,不傲慢,不暴躁,不酗酒,不好鬥,不貪財。 他必須好客、樂善、自制、正直、聖潔、自律, 持守所領受的真道,以便能夠以純正的教導勸勉人,駁倒那些反對的人。

10 因為有許多悖逆之人喜歡空談,善於欺騙,尤其是那些奉行割禮的人。 11 你一定要堵住他們的口,因為他們為了不義之財教不該教的,誤導了別人全家。 12 克里特人自己的一位先知說:「克里特人說謊成性,邪惡如獸,好吃懶做。」 13 這話是真的。因此你要嚴正地斥責他們,使他們有純正的信仰, 14 不理會猶太人荒誕的傳說和那些違背真理之人的誡律。 15 對潔淨的人而言,一切都是潔淨的;對污穢不信的人而言,什麼都不潔淨,連他們的思想和良心都是污穢的。 16 他們自稱認識上帝,在行為上卻否認祂。他們令人可憎,悖逆成性,一無是處。