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Titus 1:5
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The reason I left you in Crete(q) was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders(r) in every town, as I directed you.
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Titus 1:6
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An elder must be blameless,(s) faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
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Titus 1:7
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Since an overseer(t) manages God's household,(u) he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.(v)
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Titus 1:8
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Rather, he must be hospitable,(w) one who loves what is good,(x) who is self-controlled,(y) upright, holy and disciplined.
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Titus 1:9
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He must hold firmly(z) to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine(aa) and refute those who oppose it.
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