Coverdale(i) 1 Pavl the seruaunt of God, and an Apostle off Iesus Christ, to preach the faith off Gods electe, and the knowlege of ye trueth, which ledeth vnto godlynes, 2 vpon the hope of eternall life: which God that can not lye hath promysed before the tymes of the worlde: 3 but at his tyme hath opened his worde thorow preachinge, which is commytted vnto me acordinge to the commaundemet of God oure Sauioure. 4 Vnto Titus my naturall sonne after ye comen faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the father, and fro the LORDE Iesu Christ oure Sauioure. 5 For this cause left I the in Creta, that thou shuldest perfourme that which was lackynge, and shuldest ordeyne Elders in euery cite, as I appoynted ye. 6 Yf eny be blamelesse, the hussbande of one wife, hauynge faithfull children, which are not slaundred or ryote, nether are dishobedient. 7 For a Bisshoppe must be blamelesse, as the stewarde of God: not wylfull, not angrye, not geuen vnto moch wyne, no fyghter, not gredye of filthye lucre: 8 but harbarous, one that loueth goodnes, sober mynded, righteous, holy, temperate, 9 and soch one as cleueth vnto the true worde of doctryne: that he maye be able to exhorte with wholsome lernynge, & to improue them that saye agaynst it. 10 For there are many dishobedient, and talkers of vanite, and disceauers of myndes: namely they of the circucision, 11 whose mouthes must be stopped: which peruerte whole houses, teachinge thinges which they oughte not, because of filthye lucre. 12 One of them selues euen their awne prophet, sayde: The Cretayns are alwayes lyars, euell beestes, and slowe belies. 13 This witnesse is true. Wherfore rebuke them sharply, yt they maye be sounde in the faith, 14 and not to take hede vnto Iewes fables and commaundementes of men, which turne them awaye from the trueth. 15 Vnto ye cleane are all thinges cleane: but. to the vncleane & vnbeleuers, there is nothinge cleane, but both their mynde & conscience is defyled. 16 They saye that they knowe God, but with the dedes they denye him: for so moch as they are abhominable and dishobedient, and vnmete to all good workes.