(Titus 3:1) Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
(Titus 3:2) to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.
(Titus 3:3) For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
(Titus 3:4) But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared,
(Titus 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
(Titus 3:6) whom he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior;
(Titus 3:7) that being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
(Titus 3:8) This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;
(Titus 3:9) but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
(Titus 3:10) Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning,
(Titus 3:11) knowing that such a one is perverted and sins, being self-condemned.
(Titus 3:12) When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me to Nicopolis, for I have determined to winter there.
(Titus 3:13) Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey speedily, that nothing may be lacking for them.
(Titus 3:14) Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
(Titus 3:15) All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.