Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Tito 1:1-16

1Mula kay Pablo, na lingkod1:1 lingkod: sa literal, alipin. ng Dios at apostol ni Jesu-Cristo. Sinugo ako ng Dios upang patibayin ang pananampalataya ng kanyang mga pinili, at ipaunawa sa kanila ang katotohanan tungkol sa uri ng buhay na katanggap-tanggap sa kanya. 2Ang pananampalataya at pang-unawang ito ang siyang nagbibigay sa atin ng pag-asa na makakamtan natin ang buhay na walang hanggan. Ang buhay na itoʼy ipinangako na ng Dios bago pa man niya likhain ang mundo, at hindi siya nagsisinungaling. 3At ngayon na ang panahon na itinakda niya upang maihayag ang kanyang salita tungkol sa buhay na ito. At sa akin ipinagkatiwala ng Dios na ating Tagapagligtas ang pangangaral ng salitang ito.

4Mahal kong Tito, aking tunay na anak sa iisang pananampalataya:

Sumaiyo nawa ang biyaya at kapayapaang galing sa Dios Ama at sa ating Tagapagligtas na si Cristo Jesus.

Ang mga Gawain ni Tito sa Crete

5Iniwan kita sa Crete upang tapusin ang mga gawaing hindi ko natapos, gaya ng bilin ko sa iyo na pumili ng mga mamumuno sa iglesya sa bawat bayan. 6Piliin mo ang may magandang reputasyon,1:6 may magandang reputasyon: o, walang kapintasan. isa lang ang asawa, ang mga anak ay mananampalataya at hindi napaparatangang magulo o matigas ang ulo. 7Sapagkat kailangang maganda ang reputasyon ng isang namumuno bilang tagapangasiwa sa gawain ng Dios. Dapat ay hindi siya mayabang, hindi mainitin ang ulo, hindi lasenggo, hindi basagulero, at hindi gahaman sa pera. 8Sa halip ay dapat bukas ang kanyang tahanan sa kapwa, maibigin sa kabutihan, marunong magpasya kung ano ang nararapat,1:8 marunong magpasya kung ano ang nararapat: o, mapagpigil sa sarili. matuwid, banal at marunong magpigil sa sarili. 9Dapat ay pinanghahawakan niyang mabuti ang mapagkakatiwalaang mensahe na itinuro sa kanya, upang maituro rin niya sa iba at maituwid ang mga sumasalungat dito. 10Sapagkat marami ang hindi naniniwala sa aral na ito, lalo na ang grupong ipinipilit na magpatuli ang mga mananampalataya. Walang kabuluhan ang kanilang mga sinasabi at mga mandaraya sila. 11Kinakailangang pigilan sila, dahil nanggugulo sila sa mga sambahayan sa pangangaral ng mga bagay na hindi naman dapat ituro, para lang kumita ng salapi. 12Isa mismo sa kanilang mga propeta ang nagsabi: “Ang mga taga-Crete ay sinungaling, asal-hayop, at mga batugang matatakaw.” 13Tama ang kanyang sinabi. Kaya mahigpit mo silang pagsabihan upang maging wasto ang kanilang pananampalataya 14at huwag nang pansinin ang mga kathang-isip ng mga Judio o mga kautusang gawa-gawa lamang ng mga taong tumalikod sa katotohanan. 15Sa mga malilinis ang isip, lahat ng bagay ay malinis. Ngunit sa mga marurumi ang isip at hindi sumasampalataya ay walang anumang malinis. Ang totoo, narumihan ang kanilang isipan at budhi. 16Sinasabi nilang kilala nila ang Dios, ngunit hindi naman nakikita sa kanilang mga gawa. Silaʼy kasuklam-suklam, masuwayin at walang mabuting ginagawa.

New International Reader's Version

Titus 1:1-16

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I serve God, and I am an apostle of Jesus Christ. God sent me to help his chosen people believe in Christ more and more. God sent me to help them understand even more the truth that leads to godly living. 2That belief and understanding lead to the hope of eternal life. Before time began, God promised to give that life. And he does not lie. 3Now, at just the right time, he has made his promise clear. He did this through the preaching that he trusted me with. God our Savior has commanded all these things.

4Titus, I am sending you this letter. You are my true son in the faith we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Choosing Elders Who Love What Is Good

5I left you on the island of Crete. I did this because there were some things that hadn’t been finished. I wanted you to put them in order. I also wanted you to appoint elders in every town. I told you how to do it. 6An elder must be without blame. He must be faithful to his wife. His children must be believers. They must not give anyone a reason to say that they are wild and don’t obey. 7A church leader takes care of God’s family. That’s why he must be without blame. He must not look after only his own interests. He must not get angry easily. He must not get drunk. He must not push people around. He must not try to get money by cheating people. 8Instead, a church leader must welcome people into his home. He must love what is good. He must control his mind and feelings. He must do what is right. He must be holy. He must control the desires of his body. 9The message as it has been taught can be trusted. He must hold firmly to it. Then he will be able to use true teaching to comfort others and build them up. He will be able to prove that people who oppose it are wrong.

Warning People Who Fail to Do Good

10Many people refuse to obey God. All they do is talk about things that mean nothing. They try to fool others. No one does these things more than the circumcision group. 11They must be stopped. They are making trouble for entire families. They do this by teaching things they shouldn’t. They do these things to cheat people. 12One of Crete’s own prophets has a saying. He says, “People from Crete are always liars. They are evil beasts. They don’t want to work. They live only to eat.” 13This saying is true. So give a strong warning to people who refuse to obey God. Then they will understand the faith correctly. 14Then they will pay no attention to Jewish stories that aren’t true. They won’t listen to the mere human commands of people who turn away from the truth. 15To people who are pure, all things are pure. But to those who have twisted minds and don’t believe, nothing is pure. In fact, their minds and their sense of what is right and wrong are twisted. 16They claim to know God. But their actions show they don’t know him. They are hated by God. They refuse to obey him. They aren’t fit to do anything good.