Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

The Testimony of Yeshua

TITUS (The Gabriel Bible)

Establish Elders in Every City

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Titus 1: From Paul, a servant of Yehovah and an envoy of Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah, ‘advancing’ the faith of YHVH’s select, and their knowledge of the truth that leads toward Aloha, 2 in the anticipation of eternal Life, that YHVH, who is always truthful, promised before eternity itself began. 3 At the right time, He revealed His message by the announcement of heralds, the mandate that I was entrusted with, from YHVH our Life Giver,

4 To Titus, a true son in our common faith. May good will and peace be yours from YHVH our Father, and from our Master Yeshua Messiah our Life Giver.

5 I left you in Crete so that you could straighten out the things that still require attention, and establish elders in every city as I directed you. 6 They must be above reproach, be married to only one wife and have believing children who aren’t known for having wild lifestyles or being rebellious. 7 An elder must be blameless, a custodian of YHVH who isn’t self centered. He must not be stubborn or irritable or prone to anger or a wino or violent or make money in shameful ways. 8 He should be hospitable to strangers, appreciate what is good, be sensible, equitable, kind and self-controlled. 9 He must be careful with the teachings of the trustworthy Word, so that he’ll be able to encourage others by his wholesome teachings, and refute those who contradict it.

10 There are many rebellious people who are uttering nonsense and deceiving people, especially those of the circumcision. 11 They must be silenced, because they’re ruining whole families, teaching things they shouldn’t for the sake of ‘dishonest’ gain. 12 One of their own prophets said, “Cretans are always liars, dangerous animals, and lazy gluttons.” 13 This is an accurate ‘quotation’. So refute them sharply so that they can be sound in the faith. 14 Don’t pay attention to Jewish fables or to the commandments of men who hate the truth. 15 To the pure, everything is pure, but to the corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Their very minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know YHVH, but they disown Him by their works, they are detestable and disobedient. As for good works, they are counterfeits.

Temperance

Titus 2: You must speak things consistent with sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, sober-minded, pure, and sound in faith, in love and in patience.

3 Likewise admonish the older women to show their reverence to YHVH by their behavior. They must not be slanderers or enslaved to wine, but be teaching good things, 4 teaching the younger women to be modest and to love their husbands and their children, 5 being chaste and sincere and taking good care of their households, and being submissive to their husbands, so that no one blasphemes the Word of Aloha.

6 Similarly, insist that the young men to be sober minded. 7 Always be a role model in regard to every kind of good works. Your teaching should be sincere and pure, 8 words that no one can condemn, so that our opponents will be ashamed at having nothing offensive to say about us.

9 Servants should always obey their masters and strive to please them, not being argumentative 10 or robbing them. Instead, they should show complete loyalty so they can make the doctrine of YHVH our Life Giver attractive in every way.

11 The Life giving kindness of YHVH has appeared to all humanity, 12 and it teaches us to renounce wickedness and the cravings of this world and to live sensibly in this world and in righteousness, and in great awe of YHVH, 13 anticipating our blessed hope and the return from heaven [Gr. epiphaneia] of the splendor of the great Aloha AND our Life Giver [1], Yeshua Messiah, 14 who gave Himself for us so that He could liberate us from our lawless condition and cleanse a new people [2] for Himself who are zealous for doing good works.

15 You must teach, emphasize, and imprint these things on their minds, systematically and authoritatively. Don’t allow anyone to disregard you.

[1] As in the Aramaic, the KJV worded this correctly from the Greek, unlike most modern versions, to include both Father and Son returning to earth together! As in Daniel 7:9-14. [2] The Greek says “His own people” or “a peculiar people”.

Avoid Heretics

Titus 3: Remind people that they must be submissive and obedient to rulers and government officials, and be ready to do every good work. 2 Don’t blaspheme anyone or be argumentative, but be gentle and show courtesy to everyone in every circumstance.

3 We also used to be reckless and disobedient and deceived, enslaved to various cravings, and living with lusts and envy. We were hateful ourselves, and hated each other 4 until the kindness and compassion of YHVH our Life Giver appeared [Gr. epiphaino]— 5 not as a result of the righteous things we’ve done, but due to His mercy. He gave us Life by a regenerative washing and the renewing of the kadosh spirit, 6 that He poured out on us so abundantly thru Yeshua Messiah our Life Giver, 7 so that we can be declared righteous by His kindness and become heirs, anticipating eternal Life 8 This is a trustworthy saying, and I would strongly advise you to accept these things, so that those who have believed in YHVH will commit themselves to good works. These things are good and beneficial for everyone.

9 But avoid moronic [Gr. moros] controversies and stories about genealogies, and debates and arguments with religious teachers [1], because they are a useless waste of time. 10 After a first and second admonition, have nothing further to do with a heretic, 11 because as you know, a person like that is warped, sinful and self-condemned.

12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, be sure to join me in Nicopolis, because I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the Torah teacher and Apollos on their journey, so that they’ll have everything they need. 14 Our people should also learn to do good works during times of emergency, so that they won’t be unproductive.

15 Everyone with me sends their greetings. Greet the faithful who love us. May His compassion be with you all. Aw-main.

[1] See why the issue isn’t “the Torah” (the Law), rather, the context is about arguing with “scribes” (religious teachers)! Keyword unprofitable.

End of the letter to Titus that was written in Nicopolis and sent by Zenas and Apollos.

PHILEMON is next.

Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of Titus with the 1851 Murdock Translation of Titus, or compare it with the 1849 Etheridge Version of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).

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