1 Timothy 3:1 NIV

Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.

References for 1 Timothy 3:1

Study tools for 1 Timothy 3:1

  • a 3:4 - Or "him with proper"
  • b 3:8 - The word "deacons" refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in verse 12; Romans 16:1 and Phil. 1:1.
  • c 3:11 - Possibly deacons’ wives or women who are deacons
  • d 3:16 - Or "vindicated in spirit"