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Titus 1:7

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not given to dishonest gain;
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Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
But neither can deceit advantage Martialis, in such a way as that he who also is involved in great crimes should hold his bishopric, since the apostle also warns, and says, "A bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Not proud. The Greek word is of an extensive signification, which the Protestants have translated self-willed. The Latin interpreter (2 Peter ii. 10.) for the same Greek word has put, pleasing themselves; as it were never pleased with others, the unhappy disposition of a proud man. (Witham)

Jerome

AD 420
He does not raise a hand easily for striking. .

Jerome

AD 420
That a priest must avoid covetousness even Samuel teaches when he proves before all the people that he has taken nothing from anyone. And the same lesson is taught by the poverty of the apostles who used to receive sustenance and refreshment from their brothers and to boast that they neither had nor wished to have anything besides food and clothing. What the epistle to Timothy calls covetousness Titus openly censures as the desire for filthy lucre. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
The teacher is the physician of souls. But the physician does not strike. Rather he heals and restores any who might strike him.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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