Titus 1:1-16, NLT
Greetings from Paul
1This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to*1:1 Or to strengthen the faith of. those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives.
4I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.
May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.
Titus’s Work in Crete
5I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you.
8Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life.
10For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation.
15Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.