Titus 1:4-14 KJV

4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting ,a and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

References for Titus 1:5

    • b 1:5 - wanting: or, left undone
      6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
      7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
      8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men,b sober, just, holy, temperate;

      References for Titus 1:8

        • c 1:8 - men: or, things
          9 Holding fast the faithful word asc he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers .

          References for Titus 1:9

            • d 1:9 - as...: or, in teaching
              10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
              11 Whose mouths must be stopped , who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
              12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said , The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
              13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
              14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.