Titus 1:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don't have a reputation for being wild or rebellious.

English Standard Version
if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

Berean Study Bible
An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who are believers and are not open to accusation of indiscretion or insubordination.

Berean Literal Bible
if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having believing children, not under accusation of debauchery, or insubordinate.

New American Standard Bible
namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.

King James Bible
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
one who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of wildness or rebellion.

International Standard Version
An elder must be blameless. He must be the husband of one wife and have children who are believers and who are not accused of having wild lifestyles or of being rebellious.

NET Bible
An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who cannot be charged with dissipation or rebellion.

New Heart English Bible
if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One who is without fault and has been the husband of one wife, and has believing children who are not abusive and not insubordinate in immorality.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A spiritual leader must have a good reputation. He must have only one wife and have children who are believers. His children shouldn't be known for having wild lifestyles or being rebellious.

New American Standard 1977
namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children who can not be accused of dissoluteness, nor insubordinate.

King James 2000 Bible
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of rebellion or unruly.

American King James Version
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

American Standard Version
if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any be without crime, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.

Darby Bible Translation
if any one be free from all charge [against him], husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly.

English Revised Version
if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly.

Webster's Bible Translation
If any is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or disorderly.

Weymouth New Testament
wherever there is a man of blameless life, true to his one wife, having children who are themselves believers and are free from every reproach of profligacy or of stubborn self-will.

World English Bible
if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.

Young's Literal Translation
if any one is blameless, of one wife a husband, having children stedfast, not under accusation of riotous living or insubordinate --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:5-9 The character and qualification of pastors, here called elders and bishops, agree with what the apostle wrote to Timothy. Being such bishops and overseers of the flock, to be examples to them, and God's stewards to take care of the affairs of his household, there is great reason that they should be blameless. What they are not to be, is plainly shown, as well as what they are to be, as servants of Christ, and able ministers of the letter and practice of the gospel. And here are described the spirit and practice becoming such as should be examples of good works.
Study Bible
Appointing Elders on Crete
5The reason I left you in Crete was that you would set in order what was unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who are believers and are not open to accusation of indiscretion or insubordination. 7As God’s steward, an overseer must be above reproach—not self-absorbed, not quick tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not greedy for money.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

1 Timothy 1:9
We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers,

1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Titus 1:10
For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision,
Treasury of Scripture

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

any. See on

1 Timothy 3:2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

the husband.

Leviticus 21:7,14 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall …

Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away…

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And …

Luke 1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest …

1 Timothy 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children …

having.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household …

1 Samuel 2:11,22,29,30 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister …

1 Samuel 3:12,13 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken …

1 Timothy 3:4,5 One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection …

not.

Proverbs 28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of …

or.

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially …

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the …

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