Titus 1:7-16 ESV

7 For an overseer,a1as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not 2be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent 3or greedy for gain,

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8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, 4and disciplined.

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9 He must 5hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in 6soundb doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

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    • e 1:9 - Or healthy; also verse 13
      10 For there are many who are insubordinate, 7empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of 8the circumcision party.

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      11 They must be silenced, since 9they are upsetting whole families by teaching 10for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

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      12 11One of the Cretans,c a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."d

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        • f 1:12 - Greek One of them
        • g 1:12 - Probably from Epimenides of Crete
          13 This testimony is true. Therefore 12rebuke them 13sharply, that they 14may be sound in the faith,

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          14 15not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and 16the commands of people 17who turn away from the truth.

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          15 18To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and 19unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both 20their minds and their consciences are defiled.

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          16 21They profess to know God, but they 22deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, 23unfit for any good work.

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