As 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.
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1 Timothy 3:1, 2
1 Corinthians 4:1, 2
1 Peter 4:10
2 Peter 2:10
James 1:19, 20
not given to wine.
Proverbs 31:4, 5
1 Timothy 3:3
2 Timothy 2:24, 25
not given to filthy.
Isaiah 56:10, 11
1 Timothy 3:3, 8
1 Peter 5:2
Chapter Outline1. Paul greets Titus, who was left to finish the work in Crete.
6. How those chosen as ministers ought to be qualified.
11. The mouths of evil teachers to be stopped;
12. and what manner of men they be.
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Jump to NextAddicted Angered Angry Arrogant Bishop Blameless Blows Brawler Dishonest Drinker Drunkard Drunkenness Easily Entrusted Filthy Fond Forward Gain God's Greedy Hard Lucre Minister Moved Necessary Overbearing Overseer Passionate Pugnacious Pursuing Pushing Quickly Quick-Tempered Reproach Selfwilled Self-Willed Servant Soon Sordid Steward Striker Temper Violent Virtue Way Wine Work
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
King James Bible
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For an overseer, as God's administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
International Standard Version
Because an overseer is God's servant manager, he must be blameless. He must not be arrogant or irritable. He must not drink too much, be a violent person, or make money in shameful ways.
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For an Elder ought to be without faults as a steward of God, and not led by his own mind, neither bad tempered, neither excessive with wine, neither should he be quick to strike with his hand, neither loving filthy riches,
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