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1 Timothy 3:8 NIV

8 In the same way, deaconsa are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

References for 1 Timothy 3:8

    • e 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.

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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"