Titus 1:6

“If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any be blamelesse, the husband of one wife, hauing faithfull children, not accused of riot, or vnruly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{namely,} if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Men having a good record, husbands of one wife, whose children are of the faith, children of whom it may not be said that they are given to loose living or are uncontrolled.
- Basic English Bible

if any one be free from all charge [against him], husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly.
- Darby Bible

If any is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or disorderly.
- Webster's Bible

wherever there is a man of blameless life, true to his one wife, having children who are themselves believers and are free from every reproach of profligacy or of stubborn self-will.
- Weymouth Bible

if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.
- World English Bible

If ony man is withoute cryme, an hosebonde of o wijf, and hath feithful sones, not in accusacioun of letcherie, or not suget.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one is blameless, of one wife a husband, having children stedfast, not under accusation of riotous living or insubordinate --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 1:6


1:6 The husband of one wife - Surely the Holy Ghost, by repeating this so often, designed to leave the Romanists without excuse.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:6


Tit 1:6 If any be blameless. The appointment is conditioned on finding the right kind of men. For a discussion of the qualifications, see notes on 1Ti 3:1-6.

Discussion for Titus 1

  • 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.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Enapejeremiah The Bible tells us to 2 Timothy 2 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. There are colleges and universities that are set up for Theology teaching that awards academic achievements in this field of study. In the end, it is the Holy Ghost, the true Holy Ghost with the speaking in other tongues as the spirit of God gives that truly does the teaching and opens up a person s understanding. Whether that instruction comes from within or from a Holy Ghost filled teacher the instruction is still from the Holy Ghost, John 14 26.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Enapejeremiah I do not believe that I stated that they should have academic qualifications. I did state both parties should have faith. I would like to add that all parties should be people of faith. They should be guided by the Holy Ghost. The jobs of the offices in Ephesians are the following Ephesians 4 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ . Now there is nothing wrong with education, but make sure that you are getting the right education. In the end, everyone should be striving to get save and stay saved according to Acts 2 38.
  • Enapejeremiah
    Hello, Enape, Leadership must not be base on academic qualification, rather,Gospel leader must be on spiritual calling by God himself, because ,if God calls you, you will have what it takes in the cost leading reason being that the blessing of God make rich and added no sorrow. Thank you for the opportunity share remain bless.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Aleisa You are correct you do allow the Holy Ghost to lead you. However, the church of God was set up with leadership in mind Ephesians 4 11 And he gave some, apostles and some, prophets and some, evangelists and some, pastors and teachers So if the Pastor is a man of faith and the one being appointed is a man of faith then the members should respect the pastors choice in a leadership role, unless the one being appointed is proven to be unworthy.

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