New Living Translation

Titus 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to[a] those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.

I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Titus’s Work in Crete

I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife,[b] and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. A church leader[c] is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker,[d] violent, or dishonest with money.

Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

10 For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. 11 They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. 12 Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.”[e] 13 This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. 14 They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Or to strengthen the faith of.
  2. 1:6 Or must have only one wife, or must be married only once; Greek reads must be the husband of one wife.
  3. 1:7a Or An overseer, or A bishop.
  4. 1:7b Greek must not drink too much wine.
  5. 1:12 This quotation is from Epimenides of Knossos.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Titu 1

1Paulu, ìránṣẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti aposteli Jesu Kristi, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìgbàgbọ́ àwọn àyànfẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti ìmọ̀ òtítọ́ irú èyí tí í máa darí ènìyàn sí ìgbé ayé ìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run— ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìmọ̀ tí ó dúró lórí ìrètí iyè àìnípẹ̀kun, èyí tí Ọlọ́run tí kì í purọ́ ti ṣe ìlérí rẹ̀ ṣáájú kí ayé tó bẹ̀rẹ̀, àti pé ní àkókò tirẹ̀, òun ti fi ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ hàn nínú ìwàásù tí a fi lé mi lọ́wọ́ nípa àṣẹ Ọlọ́run Olùgbàlà wa.

Sí Titu, ọmọ mi tòótọ́ nínú ìgbàgbọ́ wa kan náà.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run baba àti Kristi Jesu Olùgbàlà wa.

Iṣẹ́ Titu sí Krete

Ìdí tí mo fi fi ọ́ sílẹ̀ ní Krete ni pé kí o lè ṣe àṣepé àwọn iṣẹ́ tó ṣẹ́kù. Mo sì ń rọ̀ ọ́ kí o yan àwọn alàgbà ní ìlú kọ̀ọ̀kan gẹ́gẹ́ bí mo ṣe darí rẹ̀. Ẹni tí yóò jẹ́ alàgbà gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ aláìlábùkù, wọ́n gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ onìyàwó kan, ọmọ wọn náà gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ onígbàgbọ́ tí kò ní ẹ̀sùn ìwà ipá tàbí ẹ̀sùn àìgbọ́ràn kankan. Alábojútó jẹ́ ẹni tí a gbé iṣẹ́ Ọlọ́run lé lọ́wọ́, nítorí náà, kò gbọdọ̀ ní àbùkù kankan tàbí agbéraga, oníjà, kò gbọdọ̀ jẹ́ ọ̀mùtí tàbí alágídí tàbí olójúkòkòrò. Wọ́n ní láti jẹ́ olùfẹ́ àlejò ṣíṣe, olùfẹ́ ohun tí ó dára. Wọ́n ní láti jẹ́ ẹni tí ó kò ara rẹ̀ ní ìjánu, ẹni dúró ṣinṣin, ọlọ́kàn mímọ́, àti ẹni oníwàtítọ́. Ó gbọdọ̀ di ẹ̀kọ́ nípa ìdúró ṣinṣin mú dáradára gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti kọ́ ọ, kí ó lè fi ẹ̀kọ́ tí ó yè kooro kọ́ àwọn ẹlòmíràn. Nípa èyí, yóò lè fi ìdí òtítọ́ múlẹ̀ fún àwọn alátakò.

10 Nítorí ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn ni ọlọ̀tẹ̀, asọ̀rọ̀ asán àti ẹlẹ́tàn pàápàá jùlọ láàrín àwọn onílà. 11 Ó gbọdọ̀ pa wọ́n lẹ́nu mọ́, nítorí wí pé wọ́n ń pa agbo Ọlọ́run run, nípasẹ̀ àwọn ẹ̀kọ́ tí kò jẹ́ èyí tí wọ́n ń kọ́ni. Èyí ni wọ́n ń ṣe fún ère àìṣòdodo. 12 Ọ̀kan nínú àwọn wòlíì wọn pàápàá sọ wí pé. “Òpùrọ́ ní àwọn ará Krete, wọ́n jẹ́ ẹranko búburú tí kò sé tù lójú, ọ̀lẹ, àti oníwọra”. 13 Òtítọ́ ni ẹ̀rí yìí. Nítorí náà, bá wọn wí gidigidi, kí wọn ba à lè yè koro nínú ìgbàgbọ́ 14 kí àwọn má ṣe fiyèsí ìtàn lásán ti àwọn Júù, àti òfin àwọn ènìyàn tí wọ́n yípadà kúrò nínú òtítọ́. 15 Sí ọlọ́kàn mímọ́, ohun gbogbo ló jẹ́ mímọ́, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn tó ti díbàjẹ́ tí wọ́n kò sí ka ohunkóhun sí mímọ́. Nítòótọ́, àti ọkàn àti ẹ̀rí ọkàn wọn ló ti díbàjẹ́. 16 Wọ́n ń fẹnu sọ wí pé àwọn mọ Ọlọ́run, ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n sẹ́ ẹ nípa ìṣe wọn. Wọ́n díbàjẹ́, wọn si jẹ aláìgbọ́ràn, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọ́n kò wúlò lọ́nàkọnà ní ti iṣẹ́ rere gbogbo.