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

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.