1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
1:1 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,

1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
1:2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
1:3 but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

1:4 To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
1:4 To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
1:5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you--

1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
1:6 if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.

1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,

1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
1:8 but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,

1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
1:9 holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.

1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
1:10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
1:11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.

1:12 One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians [are] alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
1:12 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."

1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
1:14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.

1:15 Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
1:15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.

1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
1:16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.