Titus 1:6-9 NIV

6 An elder must be blameless,1 the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

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7 Since an overseera2 is entrusted with God's work,3 he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.4

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    • b 1:7 - Traditionally "bishop"
      8 Rather he must be hospitable,5 one who loves what is good,6 who is self-controlled,7 upright, holy and disciplined.

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      9 He must hold firmly8 to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine9 and refute those who oppose it.

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