CLV(i) 1 Paul, a slave of God, yet an apostle of Jesus Christ, in accord with the faith of God's chosen, and a realization of the truth, which accords with devoutness, 2 in expectation of life eonian, which God, Who does not lie, promises before times eonian, 3 yet manifests His word in its own eras by heralding, with which I was entrusted, according to the injunction of God, our Saviour, 4 to Titus, a genuine child according to the common faith: Grace and peace from God, the Father, and Christ Jesus, our Saviour." 5 On this behalf I left you in Crete, that you should amend what is lacking and constitute elders city by city, as I prescribe to you." 6 If anyone is unimpeachable, the husband of one wife, having believing children, not under the accusation of profligacy or insubordinate -" 7 for the supervisor must be unimpeachable as an administrator of God, not given to self-gratification, not irritable, no toper, not quarrelsome, not avaricious;" 8 but hospitable, fond of that which is good, sane, just, benign, self-controlled;" 9 upholding the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able to entreat with sound teaching as well as to expose those who contradict." 10 For many are insubordinate, vain praters and imposters, especially those of the Circumcision, 11 who must be gagged, who are subverting whole households, teaching what they must not, on behalf of sordid gain." 12 One of them, their own prophet, said: "Cretans are ever liars, evil wild beasts, idle bellies." 13 This testimony is true. For which cause be exposing them severely, that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not heeding Jewish myths and precepts of men who are turning from the truth. 15 All, indeed, is clean to the clean, yet to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is clean, but their mind as well as conscience is defiled." 16 They are avowing an acquaintance with God, yet by their acts are denying it, being abominable and stubborn, and disqualified for every good act."