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Titus 1:5-9English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

Qualifications for Elders

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,[a] and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,[b] as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound[c] doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Footnotes:

  1. Titus 1:6 Or a man of one woman
  2. Titus 1:7 Or bishop; Greek episkopos
  3. Titus 1:9 Or healthy; also verse 13
English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

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