For a [a]bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, (A)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.

The Elders’ Task

10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle (B)talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, (C)for the sake of dishonest gain.

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Footnotes

  1. Titus 1:7 Lit. overseer