Paul’s Epistle to

Chapter One
  1. PAUL, 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;
  2. In hope of eter­nal life, which ⟨God⟩, that can­not lie, prom­ised before the world began:
  3. But hath in due times manifested his word through preach­ing, which is com­mit­ted unto me ac­cord­ing to the com­mand­ment of ⟨God⟩ our Savious;
  4. To Titus, mine own son after the com­mon faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from ⟨God⟩ the Father and the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ our Saviour.
  5. For 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:
  6. If any be blame­less, the hus­band of one wife, hav­ing faith­ful chil­dren not ac­cused of riot or unruly.
  7. For 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;
  8. But a lover of hos­pi­tal­ity, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
  9. Holding 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.
  10. For there are many un­ruly and vain talk­ers and de­ceiv­ers, spe­cially they of the circumcision:
  11. Whose mouths must be stopped, who sub­vert whole houses, teach­ing things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
  12. One of them­selves, even a proph­et of their own, said, The Cre′-tians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
  13. This witness is true. Where­fore re­buke them sharp­ly, that they may be sound in the faith;
  14. Not giving heed to Jew­ish fa­bles, and com­mand­ments of men, that turn from the truth.
  15. Unto 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.
  16. They profess that they know ⟨God⟩; but in works they deny him, being abom­in­able, and dis­o­be­dient, and un­to every good work reprobate.
Chapter Two
  1. BUT speak thou the things which be­come sound doctrine:
  2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temp­er­ate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
  3. The aged women like­wise, that they be in be­hav­iour as be­com­eth holi­ness, not false ac­cus­ers, not giv­en to much wine, teach­ers of good things;
  4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their hus­bands, to love their children.
  5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obe­dient to their own hus­bands, that the word of ⟨God⟩ be not blasphemed.
  6. Young men like­wise exhort to be sober minded.
  7. In all things shew­ing thy­self a pat­tern of good works: in doc­trine shew­ing un­cor­rupt­ness, gravity, sincerity,
  1. Sound speech, that can­not be con­demned; that he that is of the con­trary part may be ashamed, hav­ing no evil thing to say of you.
  2. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
  3. Not pur­loin­ing, but shew­ing all good fi­del­ity; that they may adorn the doc­trine of ⟨God⟩ our Sav­iour in all things.
  4. For the grace of ⟨God⟩ that bring­eth sal­va­tion hath ap­peared to all men.
  5. Teaching us that, de­ny­ing un­god­li­ness and world­ly lusts, we should live so­ber­ly, righ­teous­ly, and god­ly, in this present world;
  6. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glo­ri­ous ap­pear­ing of the great ⟨God⟩ and our Sav­iour ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩;
  7. Who gave him­self for us, that he might re­deem us from all in­iq­ui­ty, and pur­ify unt­o him­self a pe­cul­iar peo­ple, zeal­ous of good works.
  8. These things speak, and exhort, and re­buke with all au­thor­ity. Let no man despise thee.
Chapter Three
  1. PUT them in mind to be sub­ject to prin­ci­pal­ities and pow­ers, to obey magis­trates, to be ready to every good work.
  2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawl­ers, but gen­tle, shew­ing all meek­ness un­to all men.
  3. For we our­selves al­so were some­times fool­ish, dis­o­be­dient, de­ceived, serv­ing divers lusts and plea­sures, liv­ing in mal­ice and en­vy, hate­ful, and hat­ing one another.
  4. But after that the kind­ness and love of ⟨God⟩ our Sav­iour to­ward man appeared,
  5. Not by works of righ­teous­ness which we have done, but ac­cord­ing to his mer­cy he saved us, by the wash­ing of re­gen­er­a­tion, and re­new­ing of the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩;
  6. Which he shed on us abun­dantly through ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ our Saviour;
  7. That being justi­fied by his grace, we should be made heirs ac­cord­ing to the hope of eternal life.
  8. This is a faith­ful say­ing, and these things I will that thou af­firm con­stantly, that they which have bel­ieved in ⟨God⟩ might be care­ful to main­tain good works. These things are good and prof­it­able unto men.
  9. But avoid fool­ish ques­tions, and ge­ne­al­o­gies, and con­ten­tions, and striv­ings about the law; for they are un­prof­it­able and vain.
  10. A man that is an here­tick after the first and sec­ond ad­mon­i­tion reject;
  11. Knowing that he that is such is sub­vert­ed, and sin­neth, be­ing con­demned of himself.
  12. When I shall send Ar′-te-mas un­to thee, or Tych′-i-cus, be dil­i­gent to come un­to me to Ni-cop′-o-lis: for I have de­ter­mined there to winter.
  13. Bring Ze′-nas the law­yer and A-pol′-los on their jour­ney dil­i­gently, that noth­ing be want­ing unto them.
  14. And let our’s also learn to main­tain good works for ne­ces­sary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
  15. All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. A-men′.
Line upon line, precept upon precept”…
for knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail,
but understanding remains (if gained from the former).