5 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—6 if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, fhaving faithful children not accused of 2dissipation or insubordination. 7 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, 8 but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, 9 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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