Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
(Compare Notes, see on I Timothy 3:2-4.) The thing dwelt on here as the requisite in a bishop, is a good reputation among those over whom he is to be set. The immorality of the Cretan professors rendered this a necessary requisite in one who was to be a reprover: and their unsoundness in doctrine also made needful great steadfastness in the faith (Titus 1:9, Titus 1:13).
having faithful children—that is, believing children. He who could not bring his children to faith, how shall he bring others? [BENGEL]. ALFORD explains, "established in the faith."
not accused—not merely not riotous, but "not (even) accused of riot" ("profligacy" [ALFORD]; "dissolute life" [WAHL]).
unruly—insubordinate; opposed to "in subjection" (I Timothy 3:4).
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Titus 1:6:
1 Timothy 1:9
1 Timothy 3:1
1 Timothy 3:4
1 Timothy 3:12
1 Timothy 5:9
1 Timothy 5:19
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