Qualified Elders

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should (A)set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you— if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, (B)having faithful children not accused of [a]dissipation or insubordination. For a [b]bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, (C)not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.

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  1. Titus 1:6 debauchery, lit. incorrigibility
  2. Titus 1:7 Lit. overseer

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