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For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
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Other Translations of Titus 1:5
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordaine Elders in euery citie, as I had appointed thee.- King James Version (1611)
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For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,- New American Standard Version (1995)
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee charge;- American Standard Version (1901)
I did not take you with me when I went away from Crete, so that you might do what was necessary to put things in order there, placing men in authority over the churches in every town, as I said to you;- Basic English Bible
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:- Darby Bible
For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldst set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: - Webster's Bible
I have left you behind in Crete in order that you may set right the things which still require attention, and appoint Elders in every town, as I directed you to do;- Weymouth Bible
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;- World English Bible
For cause of this thing Y lefte thee at Crete, that thou amende tho thingis that failen, and ordeyne preestis bi citees, as also Y disposide to thee.- Wycliffe Bible
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that the things lacking thou mayest arrange, and mayest set down in every city elders, as I did appoint to thee;- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for Titus 1:5
1:5 The things which are wanting - Which I had not time to settle myself. Ordain elders - Appoint the most faithful, zealous men to watch over the rest. Their character follows, #Tit 1:6 |- 9. These were the elders, or bishops, that Paul approved of; - men that had living faith, a pure conscience, a blameless life.
People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:5
Tit 1:5 For this cause left I thee. Paul had then been in Crete, attended by Titus, and had left him there to set the churches in order. In Crete. The things that are wanting. Not only in organization, but in instruction and practice. Ordain. "Appoint" (Revised Version). The mode of appointing is not here indicated. Elders. See notes on 1Ti 3:1-6. In every city. A plurality were to be appointed wherever there were churches.
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