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1 Timothy 3 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This saying is trustworthy: "If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work." 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy- 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church?) 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
6 He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.
7 Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil's trap. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.
8 Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
9 holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
10 And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything. 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.
13 For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
14 I write these things to you, hoping to come to you soon. 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 But if I should be delayed, [I have written] so that you will know how people ought to act in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
16 And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. 16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.