Great(i) 1 Paul the seruaunt of God, and apostle of Iesu Christ accordinge to the fayth of goddes electe, and accordynge to the knowledge of the trueth, which is after godlynes 2 in the hope of eternall lyfe, which God (that cannot lye) promysed before the worlde beganne: 3 but hath opened his worde at the tyme appoynted thorowe preachinge, which is commytted vnto me, accordynge to the commaundement of God oure saueoure. 4 To Tytus hys naturall sonne after the commen fayth. Grace mercy & peace from God the father & from the Lorde Iesu Christ oure saueoure. 5 For this cause left I the in Creta, that thou shuldest refourme the thynges that are vnperfect, & shuldest ordeyne elders in euery cytie, as I had appoynted the. 6 If eny be blamelesse, the husband of one wyfe, hauynge faythfull children, which are not slaundred of ryote, nether are disobedient. 7 For a bysshope must be blamesse, as the stewarde of God: not stubborne, not angrye not geuen to moch wyne, no fyghter, not geuen to fylthy lucre: 8 but a keper of hospitalite, one that loueth goodnes sobre, ryghteous, godly, temperat, 9 and such as cleueth vnto the true worde of doctryne, that he maye be able also to exhorte by wholsome learnynge, & to improue them that saye agaynst it. 10 For ther are many vnruely and talkers of vanite, and disceauers of myndes, specially they that are of the circumcision, 11 whose mouthes must be stopped which peruert whole houses, teachinge thinges which they ought not, because of fylthy lucre. 12 One of them selues (euen a prophete of their awne) sayde: The Cretyans are all wayes lyars, euyll beastes, slowe belyes. 13 Thys wytnes is true: wherfore rebuke thou them sharply, that they maye be sounde in the fayth, 14 not takynge hede to Iewes fables and commaundementes of men that turne awaye the trueth. 15 Unto the pure, are all thynges pure: but vnto them that are defyled and vnbeleuynge, is nothynge pure: but euen the mynde and conscience of them is defyled. 16 They confesse that they knowe God: but with the dedes they denye hym seinge they are abominable and disobedient, & vnapte vnto euery good worcke.