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Titus 1:7

    Titus 1:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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;

    Webster's Revision

    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;

    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;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not selfwilled, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;

    Definitions for Titus 1:7

    Bishop - An overseer.
    Lucre - Gain.
    Steward - Manager.
    Striker - One apt to inflict blows or hit another.

    Clarke's Commentary on Titus 1:7

    Not self-willed - Μη αυθαδη· Not one who is determined to have his own way in every thing; setting up his own judgment to that of all others; expecting all to pay homage to his understanding. Such a governor in the Church of God can do little good, and may do much mischief.

    Not soon angry - Μη οργιλον· Not a choleric man; one who is irritable; who is apt to be inflamed on every opposition; one who has not proper command over his own temper.

    Barnes' Notes on Titus 1:7

    For a bishop must be blameless - 1 Timothy 3:2.

    As the steward of God - See notes, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2. A man, in order to perform the duties of such an office, should be one against whom no accusation could lie.

    Not self-willed - Compare 2 Peter 2:10. The word - αὐθάδης authadēs - does not elsewhere occur in the New Testament. It means, properly, self-complacent; and then, assuming, arrogant, imperious; Robinson, Lexicon - The gist of the offence - the very "head and front" - is that of being self-complacent; a trait of character which, of necessity, makes a man imperious, dogmatical, impatient of contradiction, and unyielding. Such a man, evidently, is not fit for the office of a minister of the gospel.

    Not soon angry - See notes, 1 Timothy 3:2, and the margin there.

    Not given to wine - Notes, 1 Timothy 3:3.

    No striker - Notes, 1 Timothy 3:3.

    Not given to filthy lucre - In 1 Timothy 3, "Not given of filthy lucre." The same Greek word is used.

    Wesley's Notes on Titus 1:7

    1:7 As the steward of God - To whom he intrusts immortal souls. Not selfwilled - Literally, pleasing himself; but all men for their good to edification. Not passionate - But mild, yielding, tender.