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Paul, a servant of God, and an emissary of Yeshua the Messiah, according to the faith of Gods chosen ones, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,


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in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began;


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but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;


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to Titus, my true child according to a common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah our Savior.


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I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you;


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if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.


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For the overseer must be blameless, as Gods steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;


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but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;


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holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.


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For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,


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whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gains sake.


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One of them, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons.


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This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,


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not paying attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.


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To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.


Titus 1:16
They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.