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