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.
King James Bible
If any be blameless, 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.
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 --
Titus 1:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If any be blameless - See the notes on 1 Timothy 3:2, etc.
Having faithful children - Whose family is converted to God. It would have been absurd to employ a man to govern the Church whose children were not in subjection to himself; for it is an apostolic maxim, that he who cannot rule his own house, cannot rule the Church of God; 1 Timothy 3:5.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Preached August 11, 1850. PURITY. "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled."--Titus i. 15. For the evils of this world there are two classes of remedies--one is the world's, the other is God's. The world proposes to remedy evil by adjusting the circumstances of this life to man's desires. The world says, give us a perfect set of circumstances, and then we shall have a set of perfect men. …
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton
Whether Conscience be a Power?
Confessing Christ an Indispensable Duty.
Evil Habits and Injurious Indulgences.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
1 Timothy 1:9
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.
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