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Titus 1:1-16

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— 2in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 3and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,

4To Titus, my true son in our common faith:

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

Appointing Elders Who Love What Is Good

5The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint1:5 Or ordain elders in every town, as I directed you. 6An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe1:6 Or children are trustworthy and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7Since 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. 8Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9He 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

10For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. 11They 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. 12One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.”1:12 From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides 13This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15To 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. 16They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Tito 1:1-16

11:1 Arom 1:1; Jak 1:1 Nĩ niĩ Paũlũ, ndungata ya Ngai na mũtũmwo wa Jesũ Kristũ. Ndũmĩtwo nĩguo andũ arĩa athuure nĩ Ngai mongererwo wĩtĩkio na ũmenyo wa kũmenya ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma ũrĩa ũtwaranĩte na ũhoro wa kwĩyamũrĩra Ngai, 21:2 2Tim 1:1; Ndar 23:19 na nĩguo wĩtĩkio na ũmenyo iria irĩ na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩa muoyo wa tene na tene, iria Ngai ũrĩa ũtaheenanagia eeranĩire o kuuma kĩambĩrĩria. 31:3 2Tim 1:10; 2Akor 1:1 Narĩo ihinda rĩake rĩrĩa rĩagĩrĩire rĩakinya, nĩaguũranĩirie kiugo gĩake kĩrĩa ndehokeirwo ndĩkĩhunjagie kũringana na ũrĩa njathĩtwo nĩ Ngai Mũhonokia witũ,

41:4 2Akor 2:13; 1Tim 1:2 Ndĩrakwandĩkĩra marũa maya wee Tito, o wee mũriũ wakwa kũna thĩinĩ wa wĩtĩkio ũrĩa tũgwatanĩire nawe:

Wega na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe na kũrĩ Kristũ Jesũ Mũhonokia witũ, irogĩa nawe.

Wĩra wa Tito arĩ Kirete

51:5 Atũm 27:7 Atĩrĩrĩ Tito, gĩtũmi kĩrĩa gĩatũmire ngũtige kũu Kirete nĩ atĩ ũthondeke maũndũ marĩa mataarĩkĩte na ũthuure athuuri thĩinĩ wa o itũũra, o ta ũrĩa ndakwĩrire. 61:6 1Tim 3:2; 1Athe 3:13 Mũthuuri wa kanitha aagĩrĩirwo akorwo atarĩ na ũcuuke, na akorwo arĩ mũthuuri wa mũtumia o ũmwe tu, na arĩ mũndũ ũrĩ na ciana ciĩtĩkĩtie na itarĩ kaũndũ ingĩcuukĩrwo nĩ ũndũ wa ũmaramari kana kwaga gwathĩka. 71:7 1Akor 4:1; 1Tim 3:3 Kuona atĩ mũrori wa maũndũ ma kanitha nĩmwĩhokere wĩra wa Ngai, no nginya akorwo atarĩ na ũcuuke, na ndagakorwo arĩ mũndũ wa kwĩĩgũmĩra, kana wa kũhiũha kũrakara, kana arĩ mũnyui wa njoohi, kana wa kũhũthĩra hinya o na mbaara, kana mũndũ wa gũkorokera indo na njĩra ĩrĩa ĩtagĩrĩire. 81:8 Arom 12:13; 2Tim 3:3 Nĩ kaba akorwo arĩ mũndũ ũũĩ gũtugana, na wendete maũndũ marĩa mega, na ũhotete kwĩgirĩrĩria merirĩria ma mwĩrĩ, na arĩ mũrũngĩrĩru ngoro, na arĩ mũthingu, o na mũndũ ũmenyagĩrĩra mĩtugo yake. 91:9 1Akor 16:13; 1Tim 1:10 Ningĩ no nginya arũmagie ũhoro ũrĩa wa kwĩhokeka, o ta ũrĩa ũrutanĩtwo, nĩguo ahotage kũũmĩrĩria arĩa angĩ na ũrutani ũrĩa mwagĩrĩru, na ahotage kũregana na arĩa maũkararagia.

101:10 1Tim 1:6; Atũm 10:45 Nĩgũkorwo nĩ kũrĩ andũ aingĩ aremi, andũ a mĩario ya tũhũ na aheenania, na makĩria arĩa a thiritũ ya arĩa maruaga. 111:11 1Tim 5:13 Andũ acio no nginya makirio, tondũ nĩmarathũkia mĩciĩ mĩingĩ nĩkũrutanaga maũndũ marĩa mataagĩrĩire kũrutana, na mekaga ũguo nĩgeetha monage mbeeca iria itamagĩrĩire. 121:12 Atũm 17:28 O na mũnabii ũmwe wao nĩoigĩte atĩrĩ, “Andũ a Kirete matũũraga maheenanagia hĩndĩ ciothe, na mahaana ta nyamũ njũru, na nĩ igũũta ngoroku.” 131:13 Tit 2:2 Ũira ũcio nĩ wa ma. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, makaanagie ũgwatĩirie, nĩgeetha mehaande wega ũhoro-inĩ wa gwĩtĩkia, 141:14 Tit 1:4; Akol 2:22 na nĩguo matikarũmbũyagie ngʼano cia Ayahudi kana mawatho ma andũ arĩa mareganaga na ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma. 151:15 Thab 18:26 Kũrĩ andũ arĩa marĩ meciiria matheru, maũndũ mothe nĩ matheru, no kũrĩ andũ arĩa marĩ na meciiria mathũku na matetĩkĩtie-rĩ, gũtirĩ ũndũ mũtheru. Ti-itherũ, meciiria mao na thamiri ciao nĩ thũku. 161:16 Jer 5:2 Kuuga nĩmoigaga atĩ nĩmooĩ Ngai, no nĩmamũkaanaga na ciĩko ciao. Nĩ andũ imaramari, na matiathĩkaga, na gũtirĩ ũndũ o na ũmwe mwega mangĩĩka.