Titus 1:7-16 NAS

7 For the a1overseer must be above reproach as 2God's steward, not 3self-willed, not quick-tempered, not 4addicted to wine, not pugnacious, 5not fond of sordid gain,

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8 but 6hospitable, 7loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,

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9 8holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in 9sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

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10 10For there are many 11rebellious men, 12empty talkers and deceivers, especially 13those of the circumcision,

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11 who must be silenced because they are upsetting 14whole families, teaching 15things they should not teach 16for the sake of sordid gain.

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12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "17Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."

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13 This testimony is true. For this reason 18reprove them 19severely so that they may be 20sound in the faith,

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14 not paying attention to Jewish 21myths and 22commandments of men who 23turn away from the truth.

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15 24To the pure, all things are pure; but 25to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their 26mind and their conscience are defiled.

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16 27They profess to know God, but by their deeds they 28deny Him, being 29detestable and 30disobedient and 31worthless 32for any good deed.

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