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. 2That belief and understanding lead to the hope of eternal life. Before time began, God promised to give that life. And he does not lie. 3Now, 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.
4Titus, 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
5I 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. 6An 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. 7A 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. 8Instead, 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. 9The 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
10Many 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. 11They 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. 12One 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.” 13This saying is true. So give a strong warning to people who refuse to obey God. Then they will understand the faith correctly. 14Then 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. 15To 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. 16They 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.
11:1 Arom 1:1; Jak 1:1 Nĩ niĩ Paũlũ, ndungata ya Ngai na mũtũmwo wa Jesũ Kristũ. Ndũmĩtwo nĩguo andũ arĩa athuure nĩ Ngai mongererwo wĩtĩkio na ũmenyo wa kũmenya ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma ũrĩa ũtwaranĩte na ũhoro wa kwĩyamũrĩra Ngai, 21:2 2Tim 1:1; Ndar 23:19 na nĩguo wĩtĩkio na ũmenyo iria irĩ na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩa muoyo wa tene na tene, iria Ngai ũrĩa ũtaheenanagia eeranĩire o kuuma kĩambĩrĩria. 31:3 2Tim 1:10; 2Akor 1:1 Narĩo ihinda rĩake rĩrĩa rĩagĩrĩire rĩakinya, nĩaguũranĩirie kiugo gĩake kĩrĩa ndehokeirwo ndĩkĩhunjagie kũringana na ũrĩa njathĩtwo nĩ Ngai Mũhonokia witũ,
41:4 2Akor 2:13; 1Tim 1:2 Ndĩrakwandĩkĩra marũa maya wee Tito, o wee mũriũ wakwa kũna thĩinĩ wa wĩtĩkio ũrĩa tũgwatanĩire nawe:
Wega na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe na kũrĩ Kristũ Jesũ Mũhonokia witũ, irogĩa nawe.
Wĩra wa Tito arĩ Kirete
51:5 Atũm 27:7 Atĩrĩrĩ Tito, gĩtũmi kĩrĩa gĩatũmire ngũtige kũu Kirete nĩ atĩ ũthondeke maũndũ marĩa mataarĩkĩte na ũthuure athuuri thĩinĩ wa o itũũra, o ta ũrĩa ndakwĩrire. 61:6 1Tim 3:2; 1Athe 3:13 Mũthuuri wa kanitha aagĩrĩirwo akorwo atarĩ na ũcuuke, na akorwo arĩ mũthuuri wa mũtumia o ũmwe tu, na arĩ mũndũ ũrĩ na ciana ciĩtĩkĩtie na itarĩ kaũndũ ingĩcuukĩrwo nĩ ũndũ wa ũmaramari kana kwaga gwathĩka. 71:7 1Akor 4:1; 1Tim 3:3 Kuona atĩ mũrori wa maũndũ ma kanitha nĩmwĩhokere wĩra wa Ngai, no nginya akorwo atarĩ na ũcuuke, na ndagakorwo arĩ mũndũ wa kwĩĩgũmĩra, kana wa kũhiũha kũrakara, kana arĩ mũnyui wa njoohi, kana wa kũhũthĩra hinya o na mbaara, kana mũndũ wa gũkorokera indo na njĩra ĩrĩa ĩtagĩrĩire. 81:8 Arom 12:13; 2Tim 3:3 Nĩ kaba akorwo arĩ mũndũ ũũĩ gũtugana, na wendete maũndũ marĩa mega, na ũhotete kwĩgirĩrĩria merirĩria ma mwĩrĩ, na arĩ mũrũngĩrĩru ngoro, na arĩ mũthingu, o na mũndũ ũmenyagĩrĩra mĩtugo yake. 91:9 1Akor 16:13; 1Tim 1:10 Ningĩ no nginya arũmagie ũhoro ũrĩa wa kwĩhokeka, o ta ũrĩa ũrutanĩtwo, nĩguo ahotage kũũmĩrĩria arĩa angĩ na ũrutani ũrĩa mwagĩrĩru, na ahotage kũregana na arĩa maũkararagia.
101:10 1Tim 1:6; Atũm 10:45 Nĩgũkorwo nĩ kũrĩ andũ aingĩ aremi, andũ a mĩario ya tũhũ na aheenania, na makĩria arĩa a thiritũ ya arĩa maruaga. 111:11 1Tim 5:13 Andũ acio no nginya makirio, tondũ nĩmarathũkia mĩciĩ mĩingĩ nĩkũrutanaga maũndũ marĩa mataagĩrĩire kũrutana, na mekaga ũguo nĩgeetha monage mbeeca iria itamagĩrĩire. 121:12 Atũm 17:28 O na mũnabii ũmwe wao nĩoigĩte atĩrĩ, “Andũ a Kirete matũũraga maheenanagia hĩndĩ ciothe, na mahaana ta nyamũ njũru, na nĩ igũũta ngoroku.” 131:13 Tit 2:2 Ũira ũcio nĩ wa ma. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, makaanagie ũgwatĩirie, nĩgeetha mehaande wega ũhoro-inĩ wa gwĩtĩkia, 141:14 Tit 1:4; Akol 2:22 na nĩguo matikarũmbũyagie ngʼano cia Ayahudi kana mawatho ma andũ arĩa mareganaga na ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma. 151:15 Thab 18:26 Kũrĩ andũ arĩa marĩ meciiria matheru, maũndũ mothe nĩ matheru, no kũrĩ andũ arĩa marĩ na meciiria mathũku na matetĩkĩtie-rĩ, gũtirĩ ũndũ mũtheru. Ti-itherũ, meciiria mao na thamiri ciao nĩ thũku. 161:16 Jer 5:2 Kuuga nĩmoigaga atĩ nĩmooĩ Ngai, no nĩmamũkaanaga na ciĩko ciao. Nĩ andũ imaramari, na matiathĩkaga, na gũtirĩ ũndũ o na ũmwe mwega mangĩĩka.