II. Establishing the Authority
in the Church
5 For this cause I left you in aCrete, that you might set in order the things which I have begun that remain and appoint belders in 1cevery city, as I ddirected you:
6 aIf anyone is bunreprovable, the 1husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of cdissoluteness or dunruly.
7 For the 1aoverseer must be unreprovable as a bsteward of God, not cself-willed, 2not quick tempered, 3not an excessive drinker, 4not a striker, 5not greedy for base gain;
8 But 1hospitable, a alover of good, 2of a sober mind, righteous, 3holy, self-controlled;
9 1aHolding to the 2bfaithful word, which is according to the 3teaching of the apostles, that he may be able both to exhort by the 4chealthy teaching and to 5convict 6those who doppose.