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1 Timothy 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Qualifications for Overseers

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:1 - The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:2 - Therefore an overseer[fn] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,[fn] sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:3 - not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:4 - He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:5 - for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:6 - He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:7 - Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Qualifications for Deacons

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,[fn] not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:9 - They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:10 - And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:11 - Their wives likewise must[fn] be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:13 - For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

The Mystery of Godliness

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:14 - I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:15 - if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:16 - Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
He[fn] was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated[fn] by the Spirit,[fn]
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
ESV Footnotes
Or bishop; Greek episkopos; a similar term occurs in verse 1
Or a man of one woman; also verse 12
Or devious in speech
Or Wives, likewise, must, or Women, likewise, must
Greek Who; some manuscripts God; others Which
Or justified
Or vindicated in spirit
ESV

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