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1 Timothy 3:1 DBY

1 The word [is] faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.

Study tools for 1 Timothy 3:1

  • a 3:2 - i.e. 'of sound mind,' as ch. 2.9.
  • b 3:6 - Krima is the subject-matter of which a person had to be accused. They set up the krima of the Lord on the cross; that for which he came into accusation -- the charge. So it is used here. The devil was puffed up with his own excellency, and abode not in the truth. Hence, in a strongly taken sense, our word 'crime.' See also Note on 1Cor. 11.29.
  • c 3:12 - Diakonos, 'servants' or 'deacons:' see Rom. 16.1 and 1Cor. 4.1.
  • d 3:13 - Diakoneo, to serve, as servants or deacons.
  • e 3:14 - More quickly than the writing of the letter supposed; but in case he delayed he wrote. The verse refers to his fears of being delayed.
  • f 3:16 - Or 'has been seen of.'
  • g 3:16 - I do not enter on the criticism of this text. It very likely should read 'He who has,' &c.