For thisreason I left you in 1Crete, that you would set in order what remains and 2appoint3elders in everycity as I directed you,
namely, 4ifanyman is abovereproach, the 5husband of onewife, havingchildrenwhobelieve, not accused of 6dissipationor7rebellion.
For the a8overseermust be abovereproach as 9God'ssteward, not 10self-willed, not quick-tempered, not 11addicted to wine, not pugnacious, 12not fond of sordidgain,
but 13hospitable, 14lovingwhat is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
915holdingfast the faithfulword which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be ableboth to exhort in 16sounddoctrine and to refutethose who contradict.