Titus - Chapter 3 | American Standard Version

  • 1. Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work,
  • 2. to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men.
  • 3. For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
  • 4. But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,
  • 5. not by works {cf15i done} in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
  • 6. which he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
  • 7. that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  • 8. Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men:
  • 9. but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
  • 10. A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
  • 11. knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned.
  • 12. When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter.
  • 13. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
  • 14. And let our {cf15i people} also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
  • 15. All that are with me salute thee. Salute them that love us in faith. Grace be with you all.