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1 Timothy 3:10 NIV

10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

References for 1 Timothy 3:10

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  • 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"