Titus 1:4-14 DBY

4 to Titus, my own child according to [the] faith common [to us]: Grace and peace from God [the] Father, and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
5 For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou mightest go on to set right what remained [unordered], and establish elders in each city, as *I* had ordered thee:
6 if any one be free from all charge [against him], husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly.
7 For the overseer must be free from all charge [against him] as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;
8 but hospitable, a lover of goodness, discreet, a just, pious, b temperate,

References for Titus 1:8

    • b 1:8 - i.e. 'sober,' or of 'sound mind,' as ch. 2.2,5,6,12.
    • c 1:8 - Hosios, as 'holy,' Heb. 7.26.
      9 clinging to the faithful word according to the doctrine taught, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and refute c gainsayers.

      References for Titus 1:9

        • d 1:9 - Elenko, as ch. 2.15, 'rebuke,' see Note, John 3.20.
          10 For there are many and disorderly vain speakers and deceivers of people's minds, specially those of [the] circumcision,
          11 who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not [to be taught] for the sake of base gain.
          12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons.
          13 This testimony is true; for which cause rebuke d them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,

          References for Titus 1:13

            • e 1:13 - Elenko, as ver. 9, and ch. 2.15.
              14 not turning [their] minds to Jewish fables and commandments of men turning away from the truth.