Titus 1:5

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for Titus 1

  • Roopram parshotam
    Titus 1.
    the apostle Paul stresses the importance of quality leadership in the church. Character matters above charisma.
    Integrity of the believer / leader is paramount in the work and ministry of the church.
  • Gods Woman
    I just read a cry for salvation by Laura Beth. I pray that, by now Laura is saved. But if not, according to Romans 10:9 that if thou shall confess with thou mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thy heart that God has raised Christ from the dead, thou you shall be saved. In St. John 3:1-7, repent and be baptized for the remission of sins. Repentance is simply being Godly sorry for sins, asking for forgiveness, and inviting Jesus into your heart to rule as Lord and Savior. Also read Acts 2:38 for complete salvation. Thank you Jesus for Laura. Let her find a true Christian church for growth.
  • Mine\'
    Awesome comments given by those who follow the calling of our Lord Jesus Christ. It 's the true gospel that matters to us. The Truth of the gospel. The Word of the Lord Jesus is Life, and those who know him are Blessed. We are not blessed because we have material things, but because we know him. We speak the truth of the gospel, and know that God the Father has called us in Christ Jesus. This is Grace. And all Glory and Honor belongs to Him. Thank You Heavenly Father that you have entrusted the gospel to us, the preach the truth with Love, gentleness, and mercy. You have chosen us Father in your Son Jesus because it was the good pleasure of your will. Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ. We are now followers of Jesus because you have called us Father to be joined heirs with You, in Christ Jesus according to your word. Your Holy Spirit you sent forward into our hearts Jesus to seal us with you, by the cross Jesus brought us near to you, and by His Blood he reconciled us to You. Thank You Father for everything you have done for us all.
  • Laura Beth Davis for verse 3
    I need To be save!
  • Akusian Oforibabea for verse 16
    Yes, just as the word of God says: some who profess to walk with God but have nothing in them to show neither their deeds exhibit Christlike nature. That 's the reason why God said so in the scriptures that it is not everyone who says 'Lord, Lord ' will enter into the Kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. The word of God goes on to say that on that day, many will say to the Lord, 'Lord, Lord, 'did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, and do mighty works in your name? And then will I say unto you, I know you not depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. Stay with the word and neither add nor subtract anything from the word. Leave a life worthy of the Gospel.
  • Daniel
    We must be careful that we follow the teaching on Jesus when appointing men as leader in the church. They must be men of God. They must be good stewards of the gospel and not teachers of themselves.

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