Titus 1:5-9 New International Version

Qualifications of Elders and Bishops

5  The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[1] elders in every town, as I directed you.

6  An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[2] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7  Since an overseer manages God's household, he must be blameless-not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8  Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9  He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Footnotes

[1] 1:5 Or "ordain"

[2] 1:6 Or "children are trustworthy"

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