Titus 1:5-9 (English Standard Version)

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Qualifications for Elders

5 1This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and 2appoint elders in every town as I directed you-- 6 3if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,a and his children are believers and not open to the charge of 4debauchery or insubordination. 7 For an overseer,b5as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not 6be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent 7or greedy for gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, 8and disciplined. 9 He must 9hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in 10soundc doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
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