Titus 3:1-15

In Titus 3:1-15 the word law and lawyer are each found once. This is not a paraphrase . 

This is not a translation. 

This is the author's understanding of what Paul had in mind.

And if Paul were here in America giving a talk.

1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;


6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.


10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;




11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. (It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.)
(1) Teach them to be law abiding citizens and ready to do good works.

(2) Don't bad mouth people, act like Gentlemen.

(3) We used to act the fool, rebel against authority, break the law, and act hatefully one against the other.

(4) Then we saw Christ's example.

(5) He saved us, not by our good deeds, but by his mercy. He washed away our sins and renewed us with his Holy Spirit.


(6) Which he gave us in abundance through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

(7) Being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

(8) This is true. And you should remind yourself constantly. Show your faith by constantly doing good works. These things will make you a profitable servant.

(9) Study the Bible but don't get into arguments about minor points. Respect the other's opinion, otherwise all you are going to do is stir up strife and waste your time.

(10) On the other hand, on the firm doctrines of the Christian faith such as, for example, 'Is Jesus God?' Don't waste your time arguing the point. Rebuke him once or twice, if he persists in his heresy, throw him out.

(11) Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

(12) I will send Artemas or Tychicus to go with you to Nicopolis. I am staying there this Winter, I will meet you there.
 

(13) Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, and help pay their expenses.

(14) And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

(15) All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

 

 

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