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.

Spanish, Castilian (La Nueva Biblia al Día)

Titus 1

1Yo, Pablo, siervo de Dios y apóstol de Jesucristo conforme a la fe de los escogidos de Dios y el conocimiento de las verdades divinas, 2vivo con la esperanza de la vida eterna, la cual Dios, que no puede mentir, prometió desde antes de la creación del mundo. 3Ahora, a su debido tiempo, ha revelado estas buenas noticias, que a mí, por mandato de Dios nuestro Salvador, me ha sido encomendado proclamar.

4Me dirijo a ti, Tito, verdadero hijo mío en la fe del Señor: Gracia y paz te sean concedidas de Dios Padre y de Cristo Jesús, nuestro Salvador.

Tarea de Tito en Creta

5Te dejé en la isla de Creta para que trataras de corregir los defectos de las iglesias y establecieras en cada ciudad, de acuerdo con las instrucciones que te di, ancianos 6de conducta irreprochable, maridos de una sola mujer y cuyos hijos sean creyentes y no tengan fama de disolutos o rebeldes.

7El obispo, como ministro de Dios, debe ser persona de intachable comportamiento. No ha de mostrarse arrogante ni iracundo, ni ha de ser dado a la bebida, a las peleas o a la codicia. 8Debe tener un talante acogedor, amar el bien, actuar con sensatez y justicia, poseer una mente limpia y saber dominarse a sí mismo. 9Su fe en las verdades en que fue instruido ha de ser firme y fuerte, para que él, a su vez, pueda instruir a otros y esté capacitado para convencer a los contradictores. 10Porque todavía quedan muchos, sobre todo procedentes de la circuncisión, es decir, del judaísmo, que se obstinan en sus errores y no dejan de decir vaciedades y mentiras. 11A estos es menester taparles la boca, pues movidos por su amor al dinero enseñan lo que no deben, y con sus doctrinas han trastornado a familias enteras.

12Un profeta de la isla de Creta dijo de sus propios compatriotas: “Los cretenses, siempre mentirosos, malas bestias, glotones y holgazanes”. 13Lo cual es cierto. Por eso, reprende con severidad a los creyentes, para que se afirmen en una fe sana 14y no se dejen embaucar por fábulas judías ni mandamientos de individuos que “se han apartado de la verdad. “ 15Quienes de veras son puros, lo ven todo bueno y puro; pero a los que tienen el corazón corrompido y lleno de incredulidad, todo les parece malo, porque la corrupción de su mente y de su conciencia desfigura lo que ven. 16Dicen conocer a Dios, pero con sus hechos demuestran no conocerlo; y son abominables, rebeldes e incapaces de hacer nada bueno.