Titus 1:5
Good News Translation
I left you in Crete, so that you could put in order the things that still needed doing and appoint church elders in every town. Remember my instructions:

Contemporary English Version
I left you in Crete to do what had been left undone and to appoint leaders for the churches in each town. As I told you,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this cause I left thee in Crete: that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting and shouldest ordain priests in every city, as I also appointed thee:

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For this cause I left thee in Crete: that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting and shouldest ordain priests in every city, as I also appointed thee:

I left.

1 Timothy 1:3 As I desired thee to remain at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some not to teach otherwise:

Crete.

Acts 2:11 Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

Acts 27:7,12,21 And when for many days we had sailed slowly and were scarce come over against Gnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed near Crete by Salmone. . . .

set.

1 Chronicles 6:32 And they ministered before the tabernacle of the testimony, with singing, until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they stood according to their order in the ministry.

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and declared the things that he had done: and seeking out, he set forth many parables.

Isaiah 44:7 Who is like to me? let him call and declare: and let him set before me the order, since I appointed the ancient people: and the things to come, and that shall be hereafter, let them shew unto them.

1 Corinthians 11:34 If any man be hungry, let him eat at home; that you come not together unto judgment. And the rest I will set in order, when I come.

1 Corinthians 14:40 But let all things be done decently and according to order.

Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you, rejoicing, and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith which is in Christ.

wanting, or, left undone.

Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained to them priests in every church and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed.

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.

Context
Appointing Elders on Crete
4To Titus, my beloved son according to the common faith, grace and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Saviour. 5For this cause I left thee in Crete: that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting and shouldest ordain priests in every city, as I also appointed thee: 6If any be without crime, the husband of one wife. having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly.…
Cross References
Acts 11:30
Which also they did, sending it to the ancients, by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 14:23
And when they had ordained to them priests in every church and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed.

Acts 27:7
And when for many days we had sailed slowly and were scarce come over against Gnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed near Crete by Salmone.

Acts 27:12
And whereas it was not a commodious haven to winter in, the greatest part gave counsel to sail thence, if by any means they might reach Phenice, to winter there, which is a haven of Crete, looking towards the southwest and northwest.

Acts 27:13
And the south wind gently blowing, thinking that they had obtained their purpose, when they had loosed from Asson, they sailed close by Crete.

1 Corinthians 4:17
For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son and faithful in the Lord. Who will put you in mind of my ways, which are in Christ Jesus: as I teach every where in every church.

Titus 1:12
One of them a prophet of their own, said: The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slothful bellies.

Additional Translations
The reason I left you in Crete was that you would set in order what was unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.

On account of this I left you in Crete, that you might set in order the things lacking and might appoint elders in every town, as I directed you,

For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed you:

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;

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:

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;

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:

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;

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;

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;
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