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A. 1:1Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ

1. In-relation-to the faith of the chosen ones of God and the knowledge of the truth which is in-accordance-with godliness

2. 2On-the-basis-of the hope of eternal life, which the non-lying God promised before eternal times

a. 3But He revealed His word in His own times— in the proclamation which I was entrusted-with according-to the command of our Savior God

B. 4To Titus, genuine child according-to a common faith

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

1A. 5For this reason I left you behind in Crete: in order that you might set-straight the things lacking, and appoint elders in each city as I directed you— 6if one is blameless, a man of one woman, having believing children who are not under an accusation of wild-living or rebellious ones

1B. 7For the overseer must be blameless as God’s steward

1C. Not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not a drunken one, not a brawler, not fond-of-shameful-gain

2C. 8But hospitable, a lover-of-good, sound-minded, just, holy, self-controlled

3C. 9Holding-on-to the faithful word in accordance with the teaching, so that he may be able both to exhort with healthy teaching and refute the ones contradicting

2B. 10For there are indeed many rebellious ones, worthlesstalkers, and deceivers— especially the ones from the circumcision— whom it-is-necessary to silence

1C. Who are overturning whole households, teaching things which they ought not to teach for the sake of shameful gain

1D. 12One of them, their own prophet, said “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons”

2D. 13This testimony is true

2C. For which reason, be rebuking them severely in order that they may be healthy in the faith, 14not paying-attention-to Jewish myths and commandments of people turning-away-from the truth

1D. 15All things are clean to the clean. But to the ones having been defiled and who are unbelieving, nothing is clean

1E. But both their mind and conscience have been defiled

2E. 16They are confessing to know God, but by their works they are denying Him

1F.  Being detestable and disobedient and disapproved for every good work

2A. 2:1But you be speaking the things which are fitting for healthy teaching—

1B. 2That old-men be sober, honorable, sound-minded

1C. Being healthy in faith, in love, in endurance

 2B. 3That old-women similarly be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, not having been enslaved to much wine, teachers-of-good

1C. 4In order that they may train the young women to be

1D. Husband-lovers, children-lovers

2D. 5Sound-minded, pure, working-at-home, good

3D. While being subject to their own husbands

4D. In order that the word of God may not be blasphemed

 3B. 6Be exhorting the younger men similarly to be sound-minded 7with-respect-to all things, while showing yourself as a pattern of good works

 1C. In your teaching showing uncorruptness, dignity, 8healthy uncondemnable speech

2C. In order that the one from the contrary side may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us

4B. 9Be exhorting slaves to be subject to their own masters in all things

1C. To be pleasing, not contradicting, 10not pilfering, but demonstrating all good faith

2C. In order that they may adorn the teaching of our Savior God in all things

 5B. 11For the grace of God appeared bringing-salvation for all people, 12training us that

1C. Having denied ungodliness and worldly desires

2C. We should live sound-mindedly and righteously and godly in the present age, 13while waiting-for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ

1D. 14Who gave Himself for us in order that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and cleanse for Himself a special people— zealots for good works

 6B. 15Be speaking these things, and be exhorting, and be rebuking with all authority. Let no one be disregarding you

 3A. 3:1Be reminding them to be subject to rulers, to authorities; to be obedient; to be ready for every good work; 2to blaspheme no one; to be non-quarrelsome, kind, demonstrating all gentleness toward all people

1B. 3For we also were once foolish, disobedient, being deceived, being-slaves to various desires and pleasures, spending life in malice and envy, detested, hating one another

 2B. 4But when the kindness and love-for-mankind of our Savior God appeared, 5He saved us

1C. Not by works which we did in [our] righteousness

2C. But according-to His mercy, through a washing of regeneration and a renewing of the Holy Spirit

1D. 6Whom He richly poured-out upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior

 3C. 7In order that having been declared-righteous by the grace of that One, we might become heirs according-to the hope of eternal life

 4C. 8The saying is trustworthy

3B. And concerning these things, I want you to be speaking-confidently, in order that the ones having believed in God may be careful to take-the-lead in good works. These things are good and profitable for people

4B. 9But be shunning foolish controversies, and genealogies, and quarrels, and battles pertaining-to-the-Law. For  they  are unprofitable and worthless

5B. 10Be declining a divisive person after a first and second admonition, 11knowing that such a one has been perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned



 A. 12When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, be diligent to come to me in Nicopolis, for I have determined to spend-the-winter there

B. 13Diligently send-forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos, in order that nothing may be lacking for them

C. 14And let our people also be learning to take-the-lead in good works for necessary needs, in order that they may not be unfruitful

D. 15All the ones with me greet you

E. Greet the ones loving us in the faith

F. Grace be with you all