Titus 1:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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Greeting

1 Paul, a servanta of God and 1an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and 2their knowledge of the truth, 3which accords with godliness, 2 4in hope of eternal life, which God, 5who never lies, 6promised 7before the ages beganb 3 and 8at the proper time manifested in his word 9through the preaching 10with which I have been entrusted 11by the command of God our Savior; 4 To Titus, 12my true child in 13a common faith: 14Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Qualifications for Elders

5 15This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and 16appoint elders in every town as I directed you-- 6 17if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,c and his children are believers and not open to the charge of 18debauchery or insubordination.
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