Modern Literal Version
[Titus 1]

     1:1 Paul, a bondservant of God and apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's chosen and the full knowledge of the truth which is according to devoutness, 1:2 upon the hope of everlasting life, which God, who is incapable of lying, promised before times everlasting.

     1:3 But in his own seasons, he manifested his word in the preaching in which I was entrusted, according to the commandment of God our Savior.

     1:4 To Titus, my genuine child according to our common faith: grace, mercy, peace from God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior.

     1:5 Because of this, I left you in Crete, in order that you might amend the things which are deficient and should designate elders in every city, as I commanded you. 1:6 If anyone is irreproachable, the husband of one wife, having believing children, who is not in an accusation of riotousness or rebellious. 1:7 For* it is essential for the overseer to be irreproachable as God's steward; not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not a drunkard, not a bully, not covetous; 1:8 but hospitable, who loves good, sensible, just, holy, self-controlled; 1:9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, in order that he may be able also to encourage in the sound* teaching and to convict those who contradict it.

     1:10 For* there are many even rebellious men, empty-talkers and deceivers, especially those out of the circumcision, 1:11 whom it is essential to gag; men who are perverting whole houses, teaching things which it is not essential to teach, because of shameful gain. 1:12 Someone from them, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are habitually liars, evil beasts, idle gluttons. 1:13 This testimony is true. Because of which case, reprove them sharply, in order that they may be sound* in the faith, 1:14 not taking-heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who are turning away from the truth. 1:15 Indeed, all things are clean to the clean, but nothing is clean to those who have been defiled and are unbelieving, but both their mind and their conscience have been defiled. 1:16 They profess to know God, but they are denying him by their works, being detestable and disobedient and unapproved toward every good work.

[Titus 2]

     2:1 But as for you, speak the things which are suitable to the sound* teaching. 2:2 Teach elderly-men to be temperate, honorable, sensible, sound* in the faith, in love*, in endurance.

     2:3 Likewise*, teach elderly-women to be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, not having been enslaved to much wine, but teachers of what is good, 2:4 in order that they may train the young women to be lovers of their husbands, to love their children, 2:5 and to be sensible, pure, homemakers, good, being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be blasphemed. 2:6 Likewise* encourage the younger-men to be sensible, 2:7 providing yourself as an example of good works concerning all things; in the teaching have integrity, honesty, incorruption, 2:8 sound* speech which is not condemnable; in order that those from the adverse one might be embarrassed, having no evil thing to say concerning us.

     2:9 Encourage bondservants to subject themselves to their own masters and be well pleasing to them in all things, not contradicting them; 2:10 not pilfering things for themselves, but showing all good faithfulness; in order that they may adorn the teaching of God our Savior in all things. 2:11 For* the grace of God appeared, the salvation to all men, 2:12 educating us in order that we should live with self-discipline and righteously and devoutly in this current age, after having denied ungodliness and worldly lusts; 2:13 waiting for the blessed* hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ; 2:14 who gave himself on our behalf, in order that he might redeem us away from all lawlessness and might cleanse a treasured people for himself, zealous of good works. 2:15 Speak and encourage and reprove these things with every commandment. Let no one despise you.

[Titus 3]

     3:1 Remind them to subject themselves to principalities and authorities, to be obedient, to be prepared *for every good work, 3:2 to blaspheme no one, to not be quarrelsome, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men. 3:3 For* we were also previously foolish, disobedient, being misled, serving* in various lusts and sensual-delights, leading lives in malice and envy, spiteful, hating one another. 3:4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love of mankind had appeared: 3:5 he saved us (not from any works done in righteousness, which we practiced), but according to his mercy, through the full-washing of regeneration* and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 3:6 which he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior; 3:7 in order that we might become heirs according to the hope of everlasting life, having been made righteous in that grace. 3:8 The faithful word is: and I will for you to confidently confirm concerning these things, in order that those who have believed God may be anxious to establish themselves first in good works. These things are good and profitable to men. 3:9 But avoid foolish debates and genealogies and strifes and quarrels about-law; for* they are unprofitable and futile. 3:10 Renounce a sectarian man after a first and second admonition; 3:11 knowing that such a one has been perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.

     3:12 Whenever I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, be diligent to come to me in Nicopolis; for* I have decided to winter there. 3:13 Send Zenas, the professor of the law, and Apollos onward diligently in order that nothing may be deficient for them. 3:14 But let* our people also learn to establish themselves in good works *for the necessary needs, in order that they may not be unfruitful.

     3:15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.

     Grace is with all of you*. Amen.

     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

{{ Introduction to Philemon 62-64 AD

    Paul writes the letter, not to a congregation(s) in an area but Philemon, the owner of a runaway bondservant, Onesimus. The non- Christian bondservant met Paul in Rome who taught him the truth, and he became a Christian and good friend of Paul. Paul was sending Onesimus back to Philemon, but he wants Philemon to treat this bondservant now like a brother in Christ. Paul even says he personally will compensate if need be. However, it is doubtful Philemon ever asked for it considering he was also taught the truth by Paul and, as you will see Paul being Paul in this short letter.}}

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