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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. 3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. 9 But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. 10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned. 12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing. 14 And let our _people_ also learn to maintain good works, to _meet_ urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. 15 All who _are_ with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "In the original text, Titus said "to obey the commands of the Magistrates".  Thus, followers did not need to spontaneously obey their rulers and authorities, but to merely follow what they commanded.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/titus/titus-3.html"
2 Sara Di Diego = "But most importantly, to not speak ill of any magistrate, nobility, or official.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/titus/titus-3.html"
3 Sara Di Diego = "The Spanish Inquisition followed this verse to the letter.  They allowed the accused two "chances", or admonitions, to confess before they sentenced them.This verse was also used against every verse that anti-Inquisitioners used, stating that if one gives a heretic two chances to change, and they do not take these chances, what is their use?  It is not God's plan to save their soul by making them repent.  Also, in reference to the wheat and tares argument, advocates for the Inquisition thought they could take out the tares (hereitcs) without harming the wheat (true Christians), so there was no danger in executing heretics."