Parallel Bible results for Titus 1:5-9

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Titus 1:5-9

RSV 5 This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you, NIV 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. RSV 6 if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of being profligate or insubordinate. NIV 6 An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. RSV 7 For a bishop, as God's steward, must be blameless; he must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, NIV 7 Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. RSV 8 but hospitable, a lover of goodness, master of himself, upright, holy, and self-controlled; NIV 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. RSV 9 he must hold firm to the sure word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to confute those who contradict it. NIV 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.