Appointing Elders Who Love What Is Good
The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint
elders in every town, as I directed you.
Titus 1:5 in Other Translations
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
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--
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.
I left you in charge in Crete so you could complete what I left half-done. Appoint leaders in every town according to my instructions.
The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town:
Titus 1:5 In-Context
and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,
To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
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