Qualifications of Elders
5 For this reason I left you in aCrete, that you would set in order what remains and bappoint celders in every city as I directed you,
6 namely, aif any man is above reproach, the bhusband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of cdissipation or drebellion.
7 For the 1aoverseer must be above reproach as bGod’s steward, not cself-willed, not quick-tempered, not daddicted to wine, not pugnacious, enot fond of sordid gain,
8 but ahospitable, bloving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
9 aholding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in bsound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.