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.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Tito 1

1Pablo, siervo de Dios y apóstol de Jesucristo, llamado para que, mediante la fe, los elegidos de Dios lleguen a conocer la verdadera religión.[a] Nuestra esperanza es la vida eterna, la cual Dios, que no miente, ya había prometido antes de la creación. Ahora, a su debido tiempo, él ha cumplido esta promesa mediante la predicación que se me ha confiado por orden de Dios nuestro Salvador.

A Tito, mi verdadero hijo en esta fe que compartimos:

Que Dios el Padre y Cristo Jesús nuestro Salvador te concedan gracia y paz.

Tarea de Tito en Creta

Te dejé en Creta para que pusieras en orden lo que quedaba por hacer y en cada pueblo nombraras[b] ancianos de la iglesia, de acuerdo con las instrucciones que te di. El anciano debe ser intachable, esposo de una sola mujer; sus hijos deben ser creyentes,[c] libres de sospecha de libertinaje o de desobediencia. El obispo tiene a su cargo la obra de Dios, y por lo tanto debe ser intachable: no arrogante, ni iracundo, ni borracho, ni violento, ni codicioso de ganancias mal habidas. Al contrario, debe ser hospitalario, amigo del bien, sensato, justo, santo y disciplinado. Debe apegarse a la palabra fiel, según la enseñanza que recibió, de modo que también pueda exhortar a otros con la sana doctrina y refutar a los que se opongan.

10 Y es que hay muchos rebeldes, charlatanes y engañadores, especialmente los partidarios de la circuncisión. 11 A esos hay que taparles la boca, ya que están arruinando familias enteras al enseñar lo que no se debe; y lo hacen para obtener ganancias mal habidas. 12 Fue precisamente uno de sus propios profetas el que dijo: «Los cretenses son siempre mentirosos, malas bestias, glotones perezosos». 13 ¡Y es la verdad! Por eso, repréndelos con severidad a fin de que sean sanos en la fe 14 y no hagan caso de leyendas judías ni de lo que exigen esos que rechazan la verdad. 15 Para los puros todo es puro, pero para los corruptos e incrédulos no hay nada puro. Al contrario, tienen corrompidas la mente y la conciencia. 16 Profesan conocer a Dios, pero con sus acciones lo niegan; son abominables, desobedientes e incapaces de hacer nada bueno.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 la verdadera religión. Lit. la verdad que es según la piedad.
  2. 1:5 nombraras. Alt. ordenaras.
  3. 1:6 creyentes. Alt. fieles.