||Paul, a servant of God and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, in accord with the faith of God’s elect and in acknowledgment of the truth which is accompanied by piety,
||in the hope of the eternal life that God, who does not lie, promised before the ages of time,
||which, at the proper time, he has manifested by his Word, in the preaching that has been entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior;
||to Titus, beloved son according to the common faith. Grace and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Savior.
||For this reason, I left you behind in Crete: so that those things which are lacking, you would correct, and so that you would ordain, throughout the communities, priests, (just as I also ordained you)
||if such a man is without offense, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of self-indulgence, nor of insubordination.
||And a bishop, as a steward of God, must be without offense: not arrogant, not short-tempered, not a drunkard, not violent, not desiring tainted profit,
||but instead: hospitable, kind, sober, just, holy, chaste,
||embracing faithful speech which is in agreement with doctrine, so that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to argue against those who contradict.