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

2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

References for 1 Timothy 3:2

3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of fulla respect.

References for 1 Timothy 3:4

    • d 3:4 - Or "him with proper"
      5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

      References for 1 Timothy 3:5