1 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV

Qualifications for Overseers

1 The saying is 1trustworthy: If anyone aspires to 2the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

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2 Therefore 3an overseera must be above reproach, 4the husband of one wife,b5sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, 6hospitable, 7able to teach,

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    • f 3:2 - Or bishop; Greek episkopos; a similar term occurs in verse 1
    • g 3:2 - Or a man of one woman; also verse 12
      3 not a drunkard, not violent but 8gentle, not quarrelsome, 9not a lover of money.

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      4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity 10keeping his children submissive,

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        • 83 3:4 - [ver. 12]
          5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for 11God's church?

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            • 84 3:5 - [See ver. 1 above]
              6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may 12become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

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              7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by 13outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into 14a snare of the devil.

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