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1:5 I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you;
1:6 if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.
1:7 For the overseer must be blameless, as God`s steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;
1:8 but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober-minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;
1:10 For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
1:12 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons."
1:13 This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
1:15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.