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To A Shepherd of Yisrael
1 Shaul, an eved of YHUH and a sholiach of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, according to the emunah of YHUH’s chosen ones, and the acknowledging of the emet that is after a lifestyle of Shabbat-guarding piety;
2 In the expectation of eternal chayim, which Ahloha, who cannot lie, promised before the olam hazeh;
3 But has in a time that now is at hand, manifested His Word through proclaiming, which has been committed to me according to the commandment of Ahloha our Savior;
4 To Teitus, my own ben emunah according to our common emunah: Chen, rachamim and shalom, from Abba YHUH and The Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach our Savior.
5 For this cause I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are not done and ordain zechanim in every city, as I had appointed you:
6 If anyone is blameless, the husband by at least one-echad isha, having believing children not accused of loose living, or of being unruly.
7 For a Yisraelite overseer must be blameless, as a spiritual manager of YHUH; not self-seeking, not quick tempered, not excessive in the use of wine, not a brawler, not greedy for filthy gain;
8 But kind to gerim, a lover of tov men, sober, a tzadik, kadosh, self-controlled;
9 Holding fast to the trustworthy word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound teaching to exhort the believers and rebuke the proud.
10 For there are many unruly men, big talkers and deceivers, especially those who are brit-milah and yet unbelievers:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who pervert entire houses of believers, teaching things they should not, for the sake of filthy gain.
12 One of their own, even a so called navi of their own, said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
13 This witness is emet. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that the believers may be sound in the emunah;
14 Not giving heed to certain Yahudim fables and commandments of men, who hate the emet and turn others from the emet.
15 Unto the clean all things are clean: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing clean; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know YHUH; but in mitzvoth they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient, condemning every tov mitzvah.
2 But you must speak the things that are proper for sound instruction:
2 Teach the older men to be sober, tahor, temperate, sound in emunah, in ahava and in patience.
3 Teach the older women likewise, that they be in their behavior as becomes set apartness, not false accusers, not an eved to much wine, teachers of tov things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be modest, to love their husbands and their children,
5 To be sensible, tahor, tov homemakers, obedient to their own husbands, that The Word of YHUH is not reproached.
6 Likewise exhort children to be sensible and modest.
7 In all things showing yourself as a living pattern of tov mitzvoth: in teaching, showing perfection, sincerity and seriousness.
8 Choose sound Words for teaching, so that they cannot be condemned; so that he who opposes us may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.
9 Let avadim be obedient to their own masters, to please them well in all things; not talking back, or being contentious;
10 Not stealing but showing trustworthiness; so that they may embrace the teaching of YHUH our Savior in all things.
11 For the unmerited chen of YHUH that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us to renounce wickedness and worldly lusts and to live sensibly, as tzadikim with a lifestyle of Shabbat-guarding piety, in the olam hazeh;
13 Looking for that blessed tikvah and the beautiful appearing of the great Ahloha and our Savior YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach;
14 Who gave Himself for us, that He might save us from all Torah breaking and cleanse for Himself a renewed people, zealous of tov mitzvoth.
15 These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
3 Remind the people of Yisrael to be subject to earthly rulers and governors, to be ready to do every tov mitzvah,
2 To speak no lashon hara of anyone, to not be quarrelsome, but gentle, showing meekness to all men.
3 For we ourselves also were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in evil and envy, being hated and hating one another.
4 But after the chesed and ahava of YHUH our Savior toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of tzedakah which we have done, but according to His rachamim He saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing work of The Ruach Hakodesh;
6 Which He shed on us abundantly through YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach our Savior;
7 That being declared a tzadik by His unmerited chen, we should be made heirs of the tikvah of eternal chayim.
8 This is a faithful saying and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that those who believe in YHUH might be careful to maintain tov mitzvoth continually. These things are tov and profitable to men.
9 But avoid foolish endless questions and stories of genealogies and contentions and quarrels with the Sophrim; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is divisive, or heretical after the first and second warning, just shun him;
11 Knowing that he that is like that is perverted and sins, being self-condemned.
12 When I shall send Artemas to you, or Tuchikus, be diligent to come to me to Nikopolis: for I have decided to spend the winter there.
13 Make sure that Zenas the Sopher and Apollos are given a tov farewell on their journey so that they lack nothing.
14 And let kol Yisrael also learn to maintain tov mitzvoth in urgent needs and times, that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me greet you. Greet them that love us in the emunah. Chen be with you all. Ahmein. X
TITUS 1:1 Always and exclusively only a reference to the Commonwealth of Israel.
TITUS 1:2 See note in Second Peter 1:3.
TITUS 1:5 Every Yisraelite city of exile in that area.
TITUS 1:6 A congregational leader in Israel in today’s times cannot be single and must have at least one wife, just as in past times. The word in Greek is “mia,” which means one of several, one in a sequence, or the potential first of several, as opposed to an absolute one, which would be the word “heis.” Paul’s careful use of “mia” shows that he is not contradicting Torah as many allege. The Hebrew word “echad” is used to identify the plurality in the divinity of YAH and is the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek word “mia.”
TITUS 1:10 Anti-Messiah missionaries, as seen by their actions in the next verse.
TITUS 1:11 The anti-missionary scourge was common then as it is today and Paul is warning Titus and giving the young leader guidance.
TITUS 1:12 Again we are confronted with an attitude problem towards non-Jews and specifically returning Efraimites who filled Crete. Crete was a Greek-influenced and populated area and was home to many of the exiles of Israel. So naturally these anti-missionaries would pervert the truth of Messiah, as well as cloak their message with statements that were harsh towards the exiles in Crete, who desired a return to Israel through Messiah, rather than through traditional Judaism.
TITUS 1:13 Rebuke the anti-missionaries so that believers may remain sound.
TITUS 1:14 An eternal warning to Torah-keeping Yisraelites who love Messiah to stay clear of these sorts, who will come with fables and myths, designed to steal and subvert you and your family. Notice that the way Paul dealt with this is by addressing the shepherds, for it is the shepherds who are responsible for guarding the sheep before the poison is swallowed.
TITUS 1:16 This does not speak of lawless believers. It speaks of unbelievers who claim to know The Father, but hate The Son and are also committed to remove entire houses and families from the gift of eternal life, given by YAH who does not lie. These persons are worse than mere unbelievers. They are abominations before YAH because besides their unbelief, they also work against others who do believe.
TITUS 2:8 Yisraelites are to be living examples, patterns and letters, open and available to the world, to read and consider.
TITUS 2:9 Employees must follow this pattern in service to their employers.
TITUS 2:11 Not that all men are saved, but that all men can be saved. Taken from the world, YAH’s chosen and saved, then become Israel restored.
TITUS 2:12 See note in Second Peter 1:3.
TITUS 2:13 Isaiah 43:10-11.
TITUS 3:2 No evil speaking.
TITUS 3:8 Torah commands are eternal.
TITUS 3:8 Not the man-made variety, but Torah-prescribed commands.
TITUS 3:9 Paul says that we should be doing the Torah and not quarreling about it with others.
TITUS 3:10 Torah principle of putting someone outside the camp, to allow for a season of repentance and restoration.