Christians are admonished to be subject to civil powers, and of a peaceable and quiet demeanour. They are saved from their sins by God's mercy through Christ, but must maintain good works. Genealogies and contentions about the law are to be avoided; and obstinate heretics to be rejected. Paul appointeth Titus when and where to come to him; recommendeth acts of mercy to Christians; and concludeth with salutations and a benediction.
1 PUT athem in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, bto be ready to every good work,
2 cTo speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, dbut gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For ewe ourselves also were *sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving *divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 fBut after that the kindness and 1love of gGod our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 hNot by works of righteousness which we have done, ibut according to his mercy he saved us, by the jwashing of kregeneration, and lrenewing of the Holy *Ghost;
6 mWhich he shed on us 2abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being njustified by his grace, we should be made oheirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 pThis is a faithful saying, and these things I *will that thou affirm constantly, qthat they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
- p: 1Ti. 1:15 , 1Ti. 3:1 , 1Ti. 4:9 , 2Ti. 2:11 , Pr. 22:20 , Tit. 1:9
- *: will-wish, desire.
- q: Tit. 3:1 , Tit. 3:14 , Tit. 2:14 , Ep. 2:10 , Phi. 4:8 , Phi. 2:15 , Phi. 2:16 , Phi. 1:11 , Phi. 1:27 , Ga. 5:6 , Ga. 5:22 - 24 , Romans 6 , Romans 12 - 14 , Ephesians 4 - 6 , Colossians 3 , Lu. 1:74 , Lu. 1:75 , 1Co. 15:58 , Ps. 19:11 , Is. 3:10
9 But ravoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 sA man that is an t*heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such uis subverted, and sinneth, vbeing condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or wTychicus, xbe diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
13 Bring Zenas ythe lawyer and zApollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let ours also learn to 3maintain good works for necessary uses, athat they be not unfruitful.