“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)
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.
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.