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ESV — Titus 1:5-11

Qualifications for Elders

oThis is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and pappoint elders in every town as I directed you—qif anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,1 and his children are believers2 and not open to the charge of rdebauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,3 sas God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not tbe arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent uor greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, vand disciplined. He must whold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in xsound4 doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

10 For there are many who are insubordinate, yempty talkers and deceivers, especially those of zthe circumcision party.5 11 They must be silenced, since athey are upsetting whole families by teaching bfor shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

Footnotes

[1] 1:6 Or a man of one woman
[2] 1:6 Or are faithful
[3] 1:7 Or bishop; Greek episkopos
[4] 1:9 Or healthy; also verse 13
[5] 1:10 Or especially those of the circumcision