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Titus 3:1-15

Saved in Order to Do Good

1Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

9But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.

Final Remarks

12As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there. 13Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.

15Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all.

Knijga O Kristu

Titu 3:1-15

Činiti dobro

1Podsjećaj ih da se pokoravaju poglavarima i vlastima, da budu poslušni i spremni na svako dobro djelo. 2Neka ni o komu ružno ne govore, neka se ne svađaju i neka budu popustljivi, vrlo blagi prema svima.

3I mi smo nekoć bili nerazumni, nepokorni, zalutali u ropstvo raznih požuda i grešnih naslada. Živjeli smo u zlu i zavisti. Mrzili smo druge i oni su mrzili nas.

4Ali tada nam je Bog, naš Spasitelj, iskazao svoju dobrotu i ljubav. 5Spasio nas je, ali ne zbog dobrih djela koja smo činili, nego zbog svojega milosrđa. Oprao nas je od grijeha i dao nam da se rodimo u novi život po Svetome Duhu 6kojega je na nas obilno izlio zbog onoga što je za nas učinio Isus Krist, Spasitelj naš. 7Opravdao nas je svojom milošću i učinio baštinicima vječnoga života kojemu se nadamo. 8Sve što sam ti rekao je istina. Hoću da to uporno tvrdiš da se oni koji su povjerovali Bogu posvete vršenju djela ljubavi. To je svima dobro i korisno.

Pavlove završne napomene i pozdravi

9Kloni se budalastih prepirki oko rodoslovlja, svađa i ispraznih rasprava o židovskim zakonima jer je to posve nekorisno i nevrijedno. 10Izaziva li tko među vama razdor, dvaput ga opomeni. Ako ne posluša, nemojte više ništa s njim imati 11jer je pokvaren i griješi te tako sam sebe osuđuje.

12Kanim k tebi poslati Artemu ili Tihika. Čim stigne, požuri k meni u Nikopol jer sam ondje odlučio zimovati. 13Učini sve što možeš za pravnika Zenu i Apolona na putu. Pobrini se da imaju sve što im treba. 14Jer naši ljudi ne bi smjeli živjeti neplodnim životom. Moraju naučiti prednjačiti djelima ljubavi prema ljudima u potrebi.

15Svi koji su sa mnom pozdravljaju vas. Pozdravi vjernike koji nas vole.

Neka je Božja milost sa svima vama.