1 Timothy 3:2-12 NRSA

2 Now a bishop a must be above reproach, married only once, b temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an apt teacher,

References for 1 Timothy 3:2

    • i 3:2 - Or [an overseer]
    • j 3:2 - Gk [the husband of one wife]
      3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and not a lover of money.
      4 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way—
      5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church?
      6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.
      7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.
      8 Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money;
      9 they must hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
      10 And let them first be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them serve as deacons.
      11 Women c likewise must be serious, not slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.

      References for 1 Timothy 3:11

        • k 3:11 - Or [Their wives], or [Women deacons]
          12 Let deacons be married only once, d and let them manage their children and their households well;

          References for 1 Timothy 3:12

            • l 3:12 - Gk [be husbands of one wife]