1 Timothy 3:11-16 NLT

11 In the same way, their wivesa must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.

References for 1 Timothy 3:11

    • 3:11 - Or the women deacons. The Greek word can be translated women or wives.
      12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.
      13 Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.
      14 I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon,
      15 so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth.
      16 Without question, this is the great mystery of our faithb : Christc was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit.d He was seen by angels and announced to the nations. He was believed in throughout the world and taken to heaven in glory.

      References for 1 Timothy 3:16

        • 3:16 - Or of godliness.
        • 3:16 - Greek He who; other manuscripts read God.
        • 3:16 - Or in his spirit.