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1 Timothy 3 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Overseers and Deacons

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:1 - It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of [fn]overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:2 - [fn]An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:3 - not addicted to wine [fn]or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:4 - He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:5 - (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:6 - and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation [fn]incurred by the devil.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:7 - And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not [fn]double-tongued, [fn]or addicted to much wine [fn]or fond of sordid gain,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:9 - but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:10 - These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:11 - [fn]Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and [fn]good managers of their children and their own households.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:13 - For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a [fn]high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:14 - I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:15 - but [fn]in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how [fn]one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:16 - By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh,
Was [fn]vindicated [fn]in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Proclaimed among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory.
NASB Footnotes
Or, bishop
Literally: The
Literally: not
Literally: of the devil
Or, given to double-talk
Literally: not
I.e. either deacons' wives or deaconesses
Literally: managing well
Literally: good
Literally: if I delay
Or, you ought to conduct yourself
Or, justified
Or, by
NASB

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