|English Standard Version (ESV)
||New International Version (NIV)
5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you--
5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
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