1 Timothy 3:1-11 NAS

Overseers and Deacons

1 1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the 2office of aoverseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

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2 b3An overseer, then, must be above reproach, 4the husband of one wife, 5temperate, prudent, respectable, 6hospitable, 7able to teach,

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3 8not addicted to wine cor pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, 9free from the love of money.

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4 He must be one who 10manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

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5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of 11the church of God?),

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6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become 12conceited and fall into the 13condemnation dincurred by the devil.

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    • € 3:6 - Lit "of the devil"
      7 And he must 14have a good reputation with 15those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and 16the snare of the devil.

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      8 17Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not edouble-tongued, f18or addicted to much wine g19or fond of sordid gain,

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        •  3:8 - Or "given to double-talk"
        • ‚ 3:8 - Lit "not"
        • ƒ 3:8 - Lit "not"
          9 20but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

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          10 21These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.

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          11 hWomen must likewise be dignified, 22not malicious gossips, but 23temperate, faithful in all things.

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            • „ 3:11 - I.e. either deacons' wives or deaconesses