Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;

New 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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

For the overseer must be blameless as a steward of God, not self-willed, not prone to angry, not a drunkard, not a fighter, not greedy of base gain,

American Standard Version

For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Amplified

For the bishop (an overseer) as God's steward must be blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous; he must not be quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious (brawling, violent); he must not be grasping and greedy for filthy lucre (financial gain);

An Understandable Version

As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.

Anderson New Testament

For the bishop must be blame less, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not passionate, not fond of wine, not quarrelsome, not one who makes money by base means;

Bible in Basic English

For it is necessary for a Bishop to be a man of virtue, as God's servant; not pushing himself forward, not quickly moved to wrath or blows, not desiring profit for himself;

Common New Testament

For the overseer must be blameless as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not violent, not fond of sordid gain,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not morose, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not desirous of unlawful gain.

Godbey New Testament

For it behooves the bishop to be blameless, as the steward of God; not audacious, not irascible, not given to wine, not a controvertist, not fond of filthy lucre;

Goodspeed New Testament

For as God's overseer a superintendent must be irreproachable, not arrogant or quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious or addicted to dishonest gain,

John Wesley New Testament

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not passionate, not given to wine, no striker, not desirous of filthy gain:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God; not arrogant, not quick to anger, not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain,

Julia Smith Translation

For a bishop must be irreproachable, as steward of God; not self-sufficient, not prone to anger, not intemperate, not a striker, not occupied in sordid gain.

King James 2000

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not given to dishonest gain;

Lexham Expanded Bible

For it is necessary [for] the overseer to be blameless as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain,

Modern King James verseion

For an overseer must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not full of passion, not given to wine, not quarrelsome, not greedy for ill gain;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For a bishop must be faultless, as it becometh the minister of God; not stubborn, not angry, no drunkard, no fighter, not given to filthy lucre:

Moffatt New Testament

[For a bishop must be above reproach ??he is a steward of God's house ??he must not be presumptuous or hot-tempered or a drunkard or violent or addicted to pilfering;

Montgomery New Testament

For indeed a presiding officer, as God's steward, ought to be blameless, not self-willed or quick-tempered, not a drunkard or violent, or greedy of filthy lucre;

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

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;

Noyes New Testament

For a bishop must be without reproach, as Gods steward; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, not a striker, not greedy of base gain,

Sawyer New Testament

For a bishop must be blameless as a steward of God, not self-indulgent, not soon angry, not given to wine, not contentious, not devoted to base gain,

The Emphasized Bible

For it is needful that the overseer be - unaccusable, as God's steward, not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not ready to wound, not seeking gain by base means,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For a bishop ought to be irreproachable, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not irritable, not addicted to wine, not quarrelsome, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For a Presiding-Officer, as God's steward, ought to be a man of irreproachable character; not self-willed or quick-tempered, nor addicted to drink or to brawling or to questionable money-making.

Webster

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Weymouth New Testament

For, as God's steward, a minister must be of blameless life, not over-fond of having his own way, not a man of a passionate temper nor a hard drinker, not given to blows nor greedy of gain,

Williams New Testament

For as God's trustee a pastor must be above reproach, not stubborn or quick-tempered or addicted to strong drink or pugnacious or addicted to dishonest gain,

World English Bible

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;

Worrell New Testament

For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not a striker, not greedy of base gain;

Worsley New Testament

For a bishop must be blameless as the steward of God, not self-willed, not passionate, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of sordid gain:

Youngs Literal Translation

for it behoveth the overseer to be blameless, as God's steward, not self-pleased, nor irascible, not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

a bishop
ἐπίσκοπος 
Episkopos 
Usage: 5

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

ἀνέγκλητος 
Anegkletos 
Usage: 5

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

the steward
οἰκονόμος 
Oikonomos 
Usage: 6

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

not
μή 
me 
μή 
me 
μή 
me 
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493
Usage: 493
Usage: 493
Usage: 493

αὐθάδης 
Authades 
Usage: 2

ὀργίλος 
Orgilos 
Usage: 1

given to wine
πάροινος 
Paroinos 
given to wine
Usage: 2

no
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

πλήκτης 
Plektes 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about Titus 1:7

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Prayers for Titus 1:7

Context Readings

Instructions To Titus In Crete

6 if any one be free from all charge against him, husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly. 7 For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means; 8 but hospitable, a lover of goodness, discreet, just, pious, temperate,


Cross References

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season?

2 Peter 2:10

and specially those who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise lordship. Bold are they, self-willed; they do not fear speaking injuriously of dignities:

Leviticus 10:9

Thou shalt not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, and thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tent of meeting, lest ye die it is an everlasting statute throughout your generations,

Isaiah 28:7

But these also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are they gone astray. The priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are overpowered by wine, they are gone astray through strong drink; they have erred in vision, they have stumbled in judgment.

Ephesians 5:18

And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,

1 Peter 4:10

each according as he has received a gift, ministering it to one another, as good stewards of the various grace of God.

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;

Genesis 49:6

My soul, come not into their council; Mine honour, be not united with their assembly; For in their anger they slew men, And in their wantonness houghed oxen.

Proverbs 14:17

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated.

Proverbs 15:18

A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink?

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be vexed; for vexation resteth in the bosom of fools.

Isaiah 56:10-12

His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:

Ezekiel 44:21

Neither shall any priest drink wine when they enter into the inner court.

Matthew 24:45

Who then is the faithful and prudent bondman whom his lord has set over his household, to give them food in season?

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and ministers;

1 Timothy 3:1-13

The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And a bondman of the Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;

Titus 1:5

For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou mightest go on to set right what remained unordered, and establish elders in each city, as I had ordered thee:

Titus 2:3

that the elder women in like manner be in deportment as becoming those who have to say to sacred things, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is right;

James 1:19-20

So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

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