1 Timothy 3:9 NIV

9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.

References for 1 Timothy 3:9

Study tools for 1 Timothy 3:9

  • 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"