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.

Nkwa Asem

Tito 1

Nkyia

1Saa nhoma yi fi Onyankopɔn somfo ne Yesu Kristo somafo Paulo nkyɛn. Woyii me na wɔsomaa me sɛ memmɛboa nhyɛ nnipa a Onyankopɔn ayi wɔn no gyidi den na menkyerɛkyerɛ wɔn nokwasɛm a yɛn nyamesom a ne nnyinaso gyina nkwa a enni awiei no kyerɛ no so no. Onyankopɔn a onni atoro no hyɛɛ yɛn asetena yi ho bɔ ansa na ɔrefi wiase ase; na bere a ɛsɛ mu, ɔdaa no adi wɔ n’asɛnka no mu. Wɔde eyi hyɛɛ me nsa na migyina Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Agyenkwa hyɛ so da no adi.

Mekyerɛw me ba Tito wɔ gyidi baako a yɛn nyinaa kita mu mu. Adom ne asomdwoe a efi Agya Nyankopɔn ne Kristo Yesu yɛn Agyenkwa no nka wo!

Asɛmpakafo yiyedi

Migyaw wo Kreta sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobɛtoto nnɛama a aka no pɛpɛɛpɛ na wayi mpanyimfo atuatua asafo a ɛwɔ kurow biara mu no ano. Kae mmara a mehyɛ maa wo no. Ɔpanyin yɛ obi a ne ho nni asɛm na ɔwɔ yere baako na ne mma yɛ gyidifo a wɔmmɔ ahohwi, na wɔnyɛ asoɔden nso.

Ɛnsɛ sɛ mfomso biara ba ɔpanyin no ho efisɛ, Onyame adwuma hyɛ ne nsa. Ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ ɔhopɛfo, anaa obi a ne bo nkyɛ fuw anaa ɔkɔwensani anaa basabasayɛfo anaa oniberefo. Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ obi a ɔpɛ ahɔhoyɛ na n’ani gye nea eye ho na n’adwenem da hɔ na ɔteɛ na ɔyɛ kronn na ɔwɔ ahohyɛso. Ɛsɛ sɛ oso asɛm no mu dennen sɛnea wɔkyerɛɛ no no. Sɛ ɛba saa a, obetumi ahyɛ afoforo den wɔ saa nkyerɛkyerɛ pa no mu na wada wɔn a wotia asɛm no mu no nso mfomso adi.

10 Nnipa pii wɔ hɔ a wotia na wɔnam wɔ nkwaseasɛm so daadaa afoforo, ne titiriw no, wɔn a wofi twetiatwasom no mu. 11 Ɛsɛ sɛ wosiw wɔn nkyerɛkyerɛ no ano efisɛ, wɔnam wɔn nkyerɛkyerɛ bɔne no so ma ntoto ba mmusua mu nam so de pɛ sika. 12 Kreta no ankasa a na ɔyɛ wɔn diyifo na ɔkae se, “Kretafo no yɛ atorofo, mmoa bɔne ne anihafo adidifo.” 13 Na asɛm a ɔkae no yɛ nokware. Esiane saa nti, ɛsɛ sɛ moka wɔn anim yiye sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobenya gyidi pa, 14 na wɔantena ase amma twetiatwa atorosɛm ne nhyɛ a efi nnipa a wɔapo nokware no no.

15 Biribiara yɛ kronn ma wɔn a wɔyɛ kronn no, nanso biribiara nyɛ kronn mma wɔn a wɔn ho agu fi na wonni gyidi, efisɛ, wɔn adwene ne wɔn atiboa ho agu fi. 16 Wɔka se wonim Onyankopɔn, nanso wɔn nneyɛe nkyerɛ saa. Wokyi wɔn, na wɔyɛ asoɔdenfo a wɔde wɔn yɛ ade pa biara a ɛnyɛ ye.