Titus 1:5-9 NLT

5 I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you.
6 An elder must be well thought of for his good life. He must be faithful to his wife, a and his children must be believers who are not wild or rebellious.

References for Titus 1:6

    • a 1:6 - Or <I>have only one wife,</I> or <I>be married only once;</I> Greek reads <I>be the husband of one wife.</I>
      7 An elder b must live a blameless life because he is God's minister. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or greedy for money.

      References for Titus 1:7

        • b 1:7 - Greek <I>overseer.</I>
          8 He must enjoy having guests in his home and must love all that is good. He must live wisely and be fair. He must live a devout and disciplined life.
          9 He must have a strong and steadfast belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with right teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.