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1 Timothy 3 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word [is] faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work. 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach; 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 conducting his own house well, having [his] children in subjection with all gravity; 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 (but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?) 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
6 not a novice, that he may not, being inflated, fall into [the] fault 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 But it is necessary that he should have also a good testimony from those without, that he may fall not into reproach and [the] snare of the devil. 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 Ministers, in like manner, grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not seeking gain by base means, 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 in a pure conscience. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
10 And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge [against them]. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 [The] women in like manner grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 Let [the] ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting [their] children and their own houses well: 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.
13 for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, and much boldness in faith which [is] in Christ Jesus. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
14 These things I write to thee, hoping to come to thee more quickly; 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 but if I delay, in order that thou mayest know how one ought to conduct oneself in God's house, which is [the] assembly of [the] living God, [the] pillar and base 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 confessedly the mystery of piety is great. God has been manifested in flesh, has been justified in [the] Spirit, has appeared to angels, has been preached among [the] nations, has been believed on in [the] world, has been received 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.