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1 Timothy 3 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:1 - The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:2 - Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:3 - no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:4 - He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:5 - for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God's church?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:6 - He must not be a recent convert, or he may be 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, or he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for 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 if they prove themselves blameless let them serve as deacons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:11 - The women likewise must be serious, no slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - Let deacons be the husband of one wife, and let them manage their children and their 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 which is in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:14 - I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:15 - if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:16 - Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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