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.

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.