Titus 1:5 KJV (With Strong’s)

For this
toutou (Greek #5127)
of (from or concerning) this (person or thing)
KJV usage: here(-by), him, it, + such manner of, that, thence(-forth), thereabout, this, thus.
Pronounce: too'-too
Origin: genitive case singular masculine or neuter of 3778
charin (Greek #5484)
through favor of, i.e. on account of
KJV usage: be-(for) cause of, for sake of, +...fore, X reproachfully.
Pronounce: khar'-in
Origin: accusative case of 5485 as preposition
left I
kataleipo (Greek #2641)
to leave down, i.e. behind; by implication, to abandon, have remaining
KJV usage: forsake, leave, reserve.
Pronounce: kat-al-i'-po
Origin: from 2596 and 3007
se (Greek #4571)
KJV usage: thee, thou, X thy house.
Pronounce: seh
Origin: accusative case singular of 4771
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
Krete (Greek #2914)
Crete, an island in the Mediterranean
KJV usage: Crete.
Pronounce: kray'-tay
Origin: of uncertain derivation
, that
hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
thou shouldest set in order
epidiorthoo (Greek #1930)
to straighten further, i.e. (figuratively) arrange additionally
KJV usage: set in order.
Pronounce: ep-ee-dee-or-tho'-o
Origin: from 1909 and a derivative of 3717
p the things
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
that are ζwanting
leipo (Greek #3007)
to leave, i.e. (intransitively or passively) to fail or be absent
KJV usage: be destitute (wanting), lack.
Pronounce: li'-po
Origin: a primary verb
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
kathistemi (Greek #2525)
to place down (permanently), i.e. (figuratively) to designate, constitute, convoy
KJV usage: appoint, be, conduct, make, ordain, set.
Pronounce: kath-is'-tay-mee
Origin: from 2596 and 2476
r elders
presbuteros (Greek #4245)
older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter"
KJV usage: elder(-est), old.
Pronounce: pres-boo'-ter-os
Origin: comparative of πρέσβυς (elderly)
in every
kata (Greek #2596)
(prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined)
KJV usage: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.
Pronounce: kat-ah'
Origin: a primary particle
polis (Greek #4172)
a town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size)
KJV usage: city.
Pronounce: pol'-is
Origin: probably from the same as 4171, or perhaps from 4183
, as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
ego (Greek #1473)
a primary pronoun of the first person I (only expressed when emphatic)
KJV usage: I, me. For the other cases and the plural see 1691, 1698, 1700, 2248, 2249, 2254, 2257, etc.
Pronounce: eg-o'
had appointed
diatasso (Greek #1299)
to arrange thoroughly, i.e. (specially) institute, prescribe, etc.
KJV usage: appoint, command, give, (set in) order, ordain.
Pronounce: dee-at-as'-so
Origin: from 1223 and 5021
soi (Greek #4671)
to thee
KJV usage: thee, thine own, thou, thy.
Pronounce: soy
Origin: dative case of 4771

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Ministry on This Verse

I left.
wanting, or, left undone.
 The apostle's stay in the island was brief. Titus was left there for a while. Neither is said to have planted the gospel in Crete. It seems highly probable from Acts 2:11, that the glad tidings had been conveyed there almost from the great day of Pentecost. It was a question therefore of Titus' following up that setting of things in order which the apostle began. (On Titus 1:4-6 by W. Kelly)
 It is implied that several cities, perhaps many, had assemblies in them, and that elders were to be appointed in each. (On Titus 1:4-6 by W. Kelly)
 we know from elsewhere in the New Testament that plurality of elders in any given assembly was the rule, and so no doubt it was at Crete. (On Titus 1:4-6 by W. Kelly)
 elders or bishops were a local charge and depended for their nomination on those who had discernment to choose and authorize, ultimately from Christ, to appoint them. Hence we never see them in scripture, among the Gentiles at least, save as chosen by apostles, or by apostolic men like Timothy or Titus expressly commissioned to that end. The democratic idea is a fiction; had it been of God, it would have saved much trouble, and simplified matters outwardly, to have left their election with the assembly. But it is never so heard of in God's word. All power and authority is in the hands of Christ, Who wielded it through those He chose. (On Titus 1:4-6 by W. Kelly)
 It is not here a question of the desire anyone might have to become a bishop, nor (in that view) of describing the character suitable to this charge, but of appointing them; and for this task Titus was furnished with authority on the Apostle’s part. (Titus 1 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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:

W. Kelly Translation

For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldest order further the things wanting, and appoint elders city by city, as I directed thee1.

WK Translation Notes

left: It is remarkable that the form of the word "left" has been changed from rather earlier days; and that this change falls in with permanence. So it stands in the commonly received text; but the best authorities followed by the critics agree that the original form quite coincides with the temporary character of the mission of Titus. (Exp. of Titus and Phile., p.26)
appoint: [see note to Mk. 3:14]