1 Timothy 3:8-13 ESV

Qualifications for Deacons

8 1Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,a2not addicted to much wine, 3not greedy for dishonest gain.

References for 1 Timothy 3:8

    • h 3:8 - Or devious in speech
      9 They must 4hold the mystery of the faith with 5a clear conscience.

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      10 And 6let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.

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      11 7Their wives likewise mustb be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, 8faithful in all things.

      References for 1 Timothy 3:11

        • i 3:11 - Or Wives, likewise, must, or Women, likewise, must
          12 Let deacons each be 9the husband of one wife, 10managing their children and their own households well.

          References for 1 Timothy 3:12

            • 96 3:12 - ver. 2, 4
            • 97 3:12 - ver. 2, 4
              13 For 11those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

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