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The New King James Version

Titus 1:5–11

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Qualified Elders

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should eset 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, fhaving faithful children not accused of 2dissipation or insubordination. For a 3bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, gnot 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 htalkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, ifor the sake of dishonest gain.

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debauchery, lit. incorrigibility

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Lit. overseer

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