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Titus 1:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the overseer must be free from all charge [against him] as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For it is needful that the overseer be—unaccusable, as God's steward, not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not ready to wound, not seeking gain by base means,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for it behoveth the overseer to be blameless, as God's steward, not self-pleased, nor irascible, not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For a Bishop must be blameles, as the steward of God: not selfewilled, not soone angry, not giuen to wine, no striker, not giuen to filthie lucre,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For a presbyter is bound to be without blame, as the steward of Aloha; he shall not be led by the will of self, nor be irascible, nor a transgressor over wine, neither shall his hand be hasty to strike, nor shall he be a lover of sordid gains.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For an elder ought to be blameless, as the steward of God; and not be self-willed, nor irascible, nor excessive in wine, nor with hands swift to strike, nor a lover of base gains.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
a bishop 1985
{1985} Prime
ἐπίσκοπος
episkopos
{ep-is'-kop-os}
From G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983); a superintendent, that is, Christian officer in general charge of a (or the) church (literally or figuratively).
must 1163
{1163} Prime
δεῖ
dei
{die}
Third person singular active present of G1210; also δεόν [[deon]], {deh-on'}; which is neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding).
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
be 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
blameless, 410
{0410} Prime
ἀνέγκλητος
anegkletos
{an-eng'-klay-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G1458; unaccused, that is, (by implication) irreproachable.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
the steward 3623
{3623} Prime
οἰκονόμος
oikonomos
{oy-kon-om'-os}
From G3624 and the base of G3551; a house distributor (that is, manager), or overseer, that is, an employee in that capacity; by extension a fiscal agent (treasurer); figuratively a preacher (of the Gospel).
of God; 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
selfwilled, 829
{0829} Prime
αὐθάδης
authades
{ow-thad'-ace}
From G0846 and the base of G2237; self pleasing, that is, arrogant.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
soon angry, 3711
{3711} Prime
ὀργίλος
orgilos
{org-ee'-los}
From G3709; irascible.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
given to wine, 3943
{3943} Prime
πάροινος
paroinos
{par'-oy-nos}
From G3844 and G3631; staying near wine, that is, tippling (a toper).
no 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
striker, 4131
{4131} Prime
πλήκτης
plektes
{plake'-tace}
From G4141; a smiter, that is, pugnacious (quarrelsome).
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
given to filthy lucre; 146
{0146} Prime
αἰσχροκερδής
aischrokerdes
{ahee-skhrok-er-dace'}
From G0150 and κέρδος [[kerdos]] (gain); sordid.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Titus 1:7

_ _ For ... must — The emphasis is on “must.” The reason why I said “blameless,” is the very idea of a “bishop” (an overseer of the flock; he here substitutes for “presbyter” the term which expresses his duties) involves the necessity for such blamelessness, if he is to have influence over the flock.

_ _ steward of God — The greater the master is, the greater the virtues required in His servant [Bengel], (1 Timothy 3:15); the Church is God’s house, over which the minister is set as a steward (Hebrews 3:2-6; 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Peter 4:17). Note: ministers are not merely Church officers, but God’s stewards; Church government is of divine appointment.

_ _ not self-willed — literally, “self-pleasing”; unaccommodating to others; harsh, the opposite of “a lover of hospitality” (Titus 1:6); so Nabal (1 Samuel 25:1-44); self-loving and imperious; such a spirit would incapacitate him for leading a willing flock, instead of driving.

_ _ not given to wine — (See on 1 Timothy 3:3; see on 1 Timothy 3:8).

_ _ not given to filthy lucre — not making the Gospel a means of gain (1 Timothy 3:3, 1 Timothy 3:8). In opposition to those “teaching for filthy lucre’s sake” (Titus 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:5; 1 Peter 5:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Titus 1:6-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Titus 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Titus 1:7

(7) For a bishop must be blameless, as the (h) steward of God; not (i) selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

(7) The second admonition: what faults pastors (whom he referred to before under the word elders) ought to be void of, and what virtues they ought to have.

(h) Whom the Lord has appointed steward of his gifts.

(i) Not stubborn and hard to please.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a bishop:

Titus 1:5 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:
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
1 Timothy 3:1 This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
1 Timothy 3:2-13 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; ... For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

as:

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season?
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. ... Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

not selfwilled:

Genesis 49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

not soon:

Proverbs 14:17 [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 16:32 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
James 1:19-20 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: ... For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

not given to wine:

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Leviticus 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your generations:
Proverbs 31:4-5 [It is] not for kings, O Lemuel, [it is] not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: ... Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Isaiah 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble [in] judgment.
Isaiah 56:12 Come ye, [say they], I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, [and] much more abundant.
Ezekiel 44:21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

no:

2 Timothy 2:24-25 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, ... In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
*Gr.

not given to filthy:

Isaiah 56:10-11 His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. ... Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
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Gn 49:6. Lv 10:9. Pv 14:17; 15:18; 16:32; 31:4. Ec 7:9. Is 28:7; 56:10, 12. Ezk 44:21. Mt 24:45. Lk 12:42. 1Co 4:1. Ep 5:18. Php 1:1. 1Ti 3:1, 2, 3, 8. 2Ti 2:24. Tit 1:5; 2:3. Jm 1:19. 1P 4:10; 5:2. 2P 2:10.

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