King James Version

Titus 1:1-16

1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; 2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 4To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. 10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Tito 1:1-16

Nkyea

1Nwoma yi firi Onyankopɔn ɔsomfoɔ ne Yesu Kristo somafoɔ Paulo nkyɛn. Wɔyii me na wɔsomaa me sɛ memmɛboa nhyɛ nnipa a Onyankopɔn ayi wɔn no gyidie mu den na menkyerɛkyerɛ wɔn nokwasɛm a ɛde nyamesuro ba, 2a ne nnyinasoɔ yɛ nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ no. Onyankopɔn a ɔnni atorɔ no hyɛɛ yɛn asetena yi ho bɔ ansa na ɔrefiri ewiase ase; 3na ɛberɛ a ɛsɛ mu no, ɔdaa asɛm no a daa yɛka ho asɛm no adi. Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Agyenkwa na wafrɛ me sɛ menyɛ adwuma a ɔde ahyɛ me nsa yi.

4Meretwerɛ akɔma me ba Tito afa gyidie baako a yɛn nyinaa kura mu no ho:

Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri Agya Onyankopɔn ne Kristo Yesu, yɛn Agyenkwa no nka wo!

Asɛmpakafoɔ Yiedie

5Megyaa wo Kreta sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a wobɛtoto nneɛma a aka no pɛpɛɛpɛ na wayi mpanimfoɔ atuatua asafo a ɛwɔ kuro biara mu no ano. 6Kae mmara a mehyɛ maa wo no. Ɔpanin yɛ obi a ne ho nni asɛm na ɔwɔ yere baako na ne mma yɛ agyidifoɔ a wɔmmɔ ahohwi bra, na wɔnyɛ asoɔden nso. 7Ɛnsɛ sɛ mfomsoɔ biara ba ɔpanin no ho ɛfiri sɛ, Onyame adwuma hyɛ ne nsa. Ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ ahomasoɔ, anaa obi a ne bo nkyɛre fu anaa ɔkɔwensani anaa basabasayɛfoɔ anaa sikanibereɛfoɔ. 8Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ obi a ɔpɛ ahɔhoyɛ na nʼani gye deɛ ɛyɛ ho na nʼadwenem da hɔ na ɔtene na ɔyɛ kronn na ɔwɔ ahohyɛsoɔ. 9Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔsɔ asɛm no mu denden sɛdeɛ wɔkyerɛɛ no no. Sɛ ɛba saa a, ɔbɛtumi ahyɛ afoforɔ den wɔ saa nkyerɛkyerɛ pa no mu, na wada wɔn a wɔtia asɛm no mu no nso mfomsoɔ adi.

10Nnipa pii wɔ hɔ a wɔsɔre tia na wɔnam wɔn nkwaseasɛm so daadaa afoforɔ, ne titire no, wɔn a wɔfiri twetiatwasom no mu. 11Ɛsɛ sɛ wosi wɔn nkyerɛkyerɛ no ano ɛfiri sɛ, wɔnam wɔn nkyerɛkyerɛ bɔne no so ma ntoto ba mmusua mu nam so de pɛ sika. 12Mpo Kreta adiyifoɔ no mu baako kaa sɛ, “Kretafoɔ no yɛ atorofoɔ, mmoa atirimuɔdenfoɔ ne akwadwofoɔ adidifoɔ.” 13Na asɛm a ɔkaeɛ no yɛ nokorɛ. Esiane saa enti, ɛsɛ sɛ moka wɔn anim yie sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a wɔbɛnya gyidie pa, 14na wɔantena ase amma twetiatwa atorɔsɛm ne nhyɛ a ɛfiri nnipa a wɔapo nokorɛ no. 15Biribiara yɛ kronn ma wɔn a wɔyɛ kronn no, nanso biribiara nyɛ kronn mma wɔn a wɔn ho agu fi na wɔnni gyidie, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔn adwene ne wɔn atiboa ho agu fi. 16Wɔka sɛ wɔnim Onyankopɔn, nanso wɔn nneyɛeɛ nkyerɛ saa. Wɔyɛ nnipa a obiara tan wɔn, na wɔyɛ asoɔdenfoɔ a wɔntumi nyɛ ade pa biara.