v1 This letter is from me, Paul. I am Godís servant and I have to obey him completely. And I am a special worker and teacher on behalf of Jesus Christ. God has sent me to help the people that he has chosen. I help those people to believe God more completely. I help them so that they will understand the true message about Christ completely. So then they will know the things that they should do to make God happy. v2 As a result of this true message, those people will hope certainly that they will live with God always. God has promised that his people will live with him always. He promised that before the world began. And God always says only things that are true. v3 Then, at the proper time, God caused people to know what he had promised. Godís servants started to tell his message to people. And God, our *Saviour, has given this work to me also. He has said that I must tell his message to people.
v4 I am writing to you, Titus. You are like my own child because we both believe the same things about Christ. I pray that God, the Father, and Christ Jesus, our *Saviour, will be very kind to you. I pray that they will cause you to be without trouble inside yourself.