Titus 1:4-14 TNIV

4 To Titus,1 my true son2 in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.3

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Appointing Elders Who Love What Is Good

1:6-8Ref -- 1Ti 3:2-4

5 The reason I left you in Crete4 was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appointa elders5 in every town, as I directed you.

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    • a 1:5 - Or "ordain"
      6 An elder must be blameless,6 faithful to his 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 overseer7 manages God's household,8 he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.9

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      8 Rather, he must be hospitable,10 one who loves what is good,11 who is self-controlled,12 upright, holy and disciplined.

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      9 He must hold firmly13 to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine14 and refute those who oppose it.

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      Rebuking Those Who Fail to Do Good

      10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk15 and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.16

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      11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households17 by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

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      12 One of Crete's own prophets18 has said it: "Cretans19 are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."b

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        • b 1:12 - From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides
          13 He has surely told the truth! Therefore rebuke20 them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith21

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          14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths22 or to the merely human commands23 of those who reject the truth.24

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