Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Tito 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo, mtumishi wa Mungu na mtume wa Yesu Kristo. Mimi nimetumwa kwa wale ambao Mungu amewateua ili niwaon goze katika imani na katika maarifa ya kweli yanayopatana na kum cha Mungu; na katika tumaini la uzima wa milele ambalo Mungu, ambaye hasemi uongo, aliahidi hata kabla dunia haijakuwepo. Naye kwa wakati aliopanga alidhihirisha neno lake kwa njia ya mahubiri ambayo nilikabidhiwa kwa amri ya Mungu Mwokozi wetu.

Ninakuandikia wewe Tito, mwanangu halisi katika imani tunayoshiriki pamoja. Ninakutakia neema na amani kutoka kwa Mungu

Kazi Ya Tito Kule Krete

Nilikuacha huko Krete kusudi urekebishe mambo yote yal iokuwa hayakunyooka na uchague wazee wa kanisa katika kila mji, kama nilivyokuagiza. Mzee wa kanisa asiwe na lawama yo yote; awe mume wa mke mmoja; awe ni mtu ambaye watoto wake ni waamini na wala sio jeuri au wasiotii. Kwa kuwa askofu amekabidhiwa kazi ya Mungu, anapaswa kuwa mtu asiye na lawama. Asiwe mwenye majivuno, mwepesi wa hasira, mlevi, mgomvi, wala asiwe mtu mwenye tamaa ya mapato yasiyokuwa ya halali. Bali awe mkarimu, mpenda wema, mwenye kiasi, mwenye kujitawala, mnyofu, mtakatifu na mwe nye kudhibiti na si yake. Ni lazima alishike kwa uthabiti neno la imani kama lilivyofundishwa, kusudi aweze kuwafundisha wengine na kudhihirisha makosa ya wale wanaolipinga.

Walimu Wa Uongo

10 Maana wapo wakaidi wengi, waliojaa maneno matupu na waongo, hasa kile kikundi cha tohara. 11 Hao ni lazima wanyamaz ishwe kwa sababu wanapotosha jamaa nzima kwa kufundisha mambo wasiyostahili kufundisha. Wanafanya hivyo kusudi wajipatie fedha. 12 Hata mmojawapo wa manabii wao amesema: “Wakrete ni waongo siku zote, ni kama wanyama wabaya, walafi na wavivu.” 13 Maneno hayo ni kweli kabisa. Kwa hiyo uwakemee kwa ukali ili wapate kuwa imara katika imani. 14 Wasiendelee kushikilia hadithi za Kiy ahudi au maagizo ya watu wanaokataa ukweli. 15 Kwa watu walio safi, kila kitu ni safi. Lakini kwa watu waovu na wasioamini, hakuna kilicho safi. Mawazo yao na dhamiri zao zimejaa uovu.

16 Wanajidai kuwa wanamjua Mungu lakini wanamkana kwa matendo yao. Ni watu wa kuchukiza, waasi, wasiofaa kwa jambo lo lote jema.

New International Version - UK

Titus 1

1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness – in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Saviour,

To Titus, my true son in our common faith:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

Appointing elders who love what is good

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Rebuking those who fail to do good

10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach – and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 12 One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: ‘Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.’[c] 13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Notas al pie

  1. Titus 1:5 Or ordain
  2. Titus 1:6 Or children are trustworthy
  3. Titus 1:12 From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides