Titus 1:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

King James Bible
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
if any one is blameless, of one wife a husband, having children stedfast, not under accusation of riotous living or insubordinate --

Titus 1:6 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If any be blameless - See the notes on 1 Timothy 3:2, etc.

Having faithful children - Whose family is converted to God. It would have been absurd to employ a man to govern the Church whose children were not in subjection to himself; for it is an apostolic maxim, that he who cannot rule his own house, cannot rule the Church of God; 1 Timothy 3:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

any. See on

1 Timothy 3:2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...

the husband.

Leviticus 21:7,14 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband...

Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away...

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed...

Luke 1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia...

1 Timothy 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

having.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

1 Samuel 2:11,22,29,30 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister to the LORD before Eli the priest...

1 Samuel 3:12,13 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end...

1 Timothy 3:4,5 One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity...

not.

Proverbs 28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father.

or.

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Library
Purity.
Preached August 11, 1850. PURITY. "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled."--Titus i. 15. For the evils of this world there are two classes of remedies--one is the world's, the other is God's. The world proposes to remedy evil by adjusting the circumstances of this life to man's desires. The world says, give us a perfect set of circumstances, and then we shall have a set of perfect men.
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

Whether Conscience be a Power?
Objection 1: It would seem that conscience is a power; for Origen says [*Commentary on Rom. 2:15] that "conscience is a correcting and guiding spirit accompanying the soul, by which it is led away from evil and made to cling to good." But in the soul, spirit designates a power---either the mind itself, according to the text (Eph. 4:13), "Be ye renewed in the spirit of your mind"---or the imagination, whence imaginary vision is called spiritual, as Augustine says (Gen. ad lit. xii, 7,24). Therefore
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Confessing Christ an Indispensable Duty.
"--If we deny him, he also will deny us." This is predicated of Christ; and looks forward to the day when all mankind will stand before him as their judge. Denying Christ is here declared to be a mortal sin. Those found guilty of it will hear that sentence--"Depart ye cursed!" But this is to be understood only of a persevering denial of him. Those who turn by a timely repentance, will find mercy. This is true of every sin. But repentance may be too late. It must antecede death, or it will be of
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

Evil Habits and Injurious Indulgences.
The Word of the Lord may not denominate in plain terms every particular sin and evil practise man may engage in; however there are general terms and principles of righteousness that prohibit and condemn every possible sinful act man may perform. The words card-parties, picnics, fairs, shows and theaters are not found in the writings of the apostles; however indulgence in these is "revelry," "living in pleasure," "rioting" and worldliness, of which the Scriptures say the participants do not love God
Charles Ebert Orr—The Gospel Day

Cross References
Ephesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,

1 Timothy 1:9
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Titus 1:10
For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.

Jump to Previous
Accusation Accused Behavior Believe Blameless Charge Children Disorderly Elder Faith Faithful Free Good Husband Husbands Insubordinate Loose Open Profligacy Profligate Record Reproach Riot Self-Will Stedfast Stubborn Themselves True. Uncontrolled Unruly Wherever Wife Wild
Jump to Next
Accusation Accused Behavior Believe Blameless Charge Children Disorderly Elder Faith Faithful Free Good Husband Husbands Insubordinate Loose Open Profligacy Profligate Record Reproach Riot Self-Will Stedfast Stubborn Themselves True. Uncontrolled Unruly Wherever Wife Wild
Links
Titus 1:6 NIV
Titus 1:6 NLT
Titus 1:6 ESV
Titus 1:6 NASB
Titus 1:6 KJV

Titus 1:6 Bible Apps
Titus 1:6 Biblia Paralela
Titus 1:6 Chinese Bible
Titus 1:6 French Bible
Titus 1:6 German Bible

Titus 1:6 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Titus 1:5
Top of Page
Top of Page