Parallel Verses

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,

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;

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.

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;

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

Images Titus 1:7

Prayers for Titus 1:7

Context Readings

Instructions To Titus In Crete

6 one who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of wildness or rebellion. 7 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, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled,


Cross References

Luke 12:42

The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?

2 Peter 2:10

especially those who follow the polluting desires of the flesh and despise authority.Bold, arrogant people! They do not tremble when they blaspheme the glorious ones;

Leviticus 10:9

“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

Isaiah 28:7

These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

Ephesians 5:18

And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit:

1 Peter 4:10

Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.

1 Peter 5:2

Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;

Genesis 49:6

May I never enter their council;
may I never join their assembly.
For in their anger they kill men,
and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

Proverbs 14:17

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
and a man who schemes is hated.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict,
but a man slow to anger calms strife.

Proverbs 16:32

Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine
or for rulers to desire beer.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Don’t let your spirit rush to be angry,
for anger abides in the heart of fools.

Isaiah 56:10-12

Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep.

Ezekiel 44:21

No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

Matthew 24:45

“Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time?

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries.

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus:To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons.

1 Timothy 3:1-13

This saying is trustworthy: “If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work.”

2 Timothy 2:24-25

The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,

Titus 1:5

The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town:

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

James 1:19-20

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

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