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.
1Ñucaca, Taita Diosta servij Pablomi cani. Jesucristomi huillagrichun mingahuarca. Taita Diosta crij, Pai agllashcacunaman, Diosta yuyarina shinataj yuyarinata yachachichunmi, ñucataca agllarca. 2Cashcatataj huillaj Taita Diosca, tucuipaj ñaupami, ‘Huiñai causaita cushami’ nishca. Ñucanchijca, chai causaita chasquina yuyaillami shuyacunchij. 3Chaitaca, cunan punllacuna huillachingapajmi charicushca. Chai ña pajtajpimi, ñucanchijta Quishpichij Taita Diosca, huillachun ñucata mandarca.
4Ñucami, can Titoman quillcani. Canca, ñuca shinallataj crij cashcamanta, ñuca huahua shinami cangui.
Canmanca Yaya Diospish, ñucanchijta Quishpichij Apu Jesucristopish jatunta cʼuyashpa, llaquishpa, sumaj causaita cuchun.
Titotaca Cretapi crijcunata allichichunmi mandashca
5Cantaca Cretapica, crijcunapurapi imalla allichicushcata, allichishpa catichunmi saquimurcani. Tandanacushca crijcuna tiyan chai tucui pueblocunapimi, ñuca mandashca shinallataj, cunaj yuyajcunata agllashpa churana cangui. 6Ima juchachipajta mana ruraj, shuj huarmiyujlla, crij huahuacunayujta agllangui. Paipaj huahuacunapish ama ‘Maipish cachun purij, mana caźujcuna’ nishpa juchachishca cachun. 7Crijcunata ricujca, Taita Dios mingashcatami Paipaj maquipi charicun. Chaimanta paica, ima juchachipajta mana ruraj, alli causaj, mana jatun tucuj, mana pʼiñarij, mana machaj, mana pihuanpish pʼiñanacuj, mana ima mana allita rurashpa cullquij cachun. 8Huasiman pi chayajpipish alli chasquij, imatapish allita ruraj, alli yuyaiyuj, cashcata ruraj, Diospajlla causaj, tucui millaimanta jarcarij cachun. 9Diosmanta allita yachashcatapish, ima shina yachachishca shinataj huaquichichun. Pai alli yachashpami, Diospaj Shimita ‘Mana chashnachu’ nijcunatapish cashcatataj huillashpa, paicuna pandarishcata ricuchishpa upallachinga.
10Mana caźusha nijcunaca, ñamari achcacuna tiyan. Ashtahuanca, charishca aicha punta carata pʼitichishcacunapuramantami chashnacuna jatarishca. Paicunaca, yanga imatapish rimashpami, umashpa purincuna. 11Chashnacunataca upallachinatajmi. Paicunaca, cullquita japingaraicullami, manapish yachachina cashcata yachachishpa, tauca huasi familiacunata urmachishcacuna.
12Paicunapaj shuj huillajllatajmi, paicunamantaca cashna nishca: «Cai Creta llajta runacunaca, llullapi rijsishcacunami, millai animalcuna shinami, qʼuillacunami, micushpalla sirijcunami» nishcami. 13Chaitaca allillatatajmi nishca. Chaimanta paicunataca, Jesusta alli crijcuna cachun, paicunataca sinchita rimai nini. 14Chashna rimajpica, judiocunapaj parlocunatapish, cashcatataj yachachishcata saquijcunapaj parlocunatapish, ña mana chasquingacunapishchari.
15Chuya shungucunapajca, imapish chuyallatajmi. Ashtahuanpish mapa shungucunapaj, mana crijcunapajca tucui imapish mapallatajmi. Paicunapaj yuyaimanta callarishpa, ucu shungucama mapallatajmi. 16‘Taita Diostaca rijsinchijmi’ nincunami. Chashna nijpipish, paicuna imalla rurashcacunata ricujpica, manapish Diosta rijsijcuna cashcatami ricuchincuna. Millananacuna, mana caźujcuna, ima allitaca mana rurai tucujcunami.