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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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Tito 1:1-16

11:1 a Bar 1:1 b 1Ti 2:4Pawulo omuweereza wa Katonda, era omutume wa Yesu Kristo ng’okukkiriza kw’abalonde ba Katonda bwe kuli n’okutegeera amazima agali mu kutya Katonda, 21:2 a 2Ti 1:1 b 2Ti 1:9ebyesigamye ku kusuubira okw’obulamu obutaggwaawo, Katonda ow’amazima kwe yasuubiza ng’ebiro eby’emirembe n’emirembe tebinnabaawo, 31:3 a 1Ti 2:6 b 2Ti 1:10 c 1Ti 1:11 d Luk 1:47naye mu ntuuko zaabyo, yayolesa ekigambo kye mu kubuulira Enjiri, kwe nateresebwa ng’ekiragiro kya Katonda Omulokozi waffe bwe kiri, 41:4 2Ko 2:13eri Tito omwana wange ddala ng’okukkiriza kwaffe ffenna okwa awamu bwe kuli, n’ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Kristo Yesu omulokozi waffe.

51:5 a Bik 27:7 b Bik 11:30Kyennava nkuleka mu Kuleete, olyoke otereeze ebyo ebyetaaga okutereeza, era otekewo n’abakadde1:5 abakadde kitegeeza abantu abakulu mu kukkiriza abateekebwamu ekitiibwa abayinza okulondebwa ku nkiiko z’amakkanisa b’ekkanisa mu buli kibuga, nga bwe nakulagira. 61:6 1Ti 3:2Omuntu ateekwa okuba nga taliiko kya kunenyezebwa, nga musajja alina omukazi omu, era nga n’abaana baabwe bakkiriza, nga tebalina kibi kiyinza kuboogerwako era nga tebeenyigira mu bikolwa bya buseegu oba mu bujeemu. 71:7 a 1Ti 3:1 b 1Ko 4:1 c 1Ti 3:3, 8Omulabirizi kimugwanira okuba nga taliiko kya kunenyezebwa ng’omuwanika wa Katonda, nga si mukakanyavu, nga si wa busungu, nga si mutamiivu, nga si mukambwe, nga teyeegomba kufuna magoba mu bukuusa 81:8 a 1Ti 3:2 b 2Ti 3:3naye ayaniriza abagenyi, ayagala okukola obulungi, omutegeevu, nga mwenkanya, nga mutukuvu, era ng’amanyi okwefuga. 91:9 a 1Ti 1:19 b 1Ti 1:10Ateekwa okuba omuntu anywerera ku kigambo ekyesigwa, alyoke asobole okunnyonnyola abantu enjigiriza entuufu, n’okulaga obukyamu bw’abo abagiwakanya.

101:10 a 1Ti 1:6 b Bik 11:2Kubanga waliwo bangi abawakana, aboogera ebitaliimu era abalimba, n’okusingira ddala abo ab’omu bakomole. 111:11 2Ti 3:6Basaanye okusirisibwa, kubanga boonoona buli maka, nga bayigiriza ebitabagwanidde, balyoke beefunire amagoba ag’obukuusa. 121:12 a Bik 17:28 b Bik 2:11Omu ku bo, nnabbi waabwe bo kyeyava agamba nti, “Abakuleete balimba bulijjo, z’ensolo enkambwe, era ba mululu ate bagayaavu.” 131:13 a 2Ko 13:10 b Tit 2:2Kye yagamba kya mazima. Noolwekyo oteekwa okubanenya n’amaanyi kiryoke kibaleetere okukkiriza okutuufu, 141:14 a 1Ti 1:4 b Bak 2:22balekeraawo okuwuliriza enfumo ez’Ekiyudaaya, n’ebiragiro abantu abakyama okuva ku mazima bye bagunja. 151:15 Bar 14:14, 23Eri abalongoofu, ebintu byonna biba birongoofu, naye eri abo abatali balongoofu n’abatakkiriza, tewaba kirongoofu na kimu. Kubanga amagezi gaabwe n’ebirowoozo byabwe byayonooneka. 161:16 1Yk 2:4Bagamba nti bamanyi Katonda, naye mu bikolwa byabwe bamwegaana. Bagwenyufu era bajeemu, tebasaanira kuweebwa mulimu mulungi n’akatono.