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1 Timothy 3 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, 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 therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence; 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 (but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will 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, to avoid being puffed up and falling 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 Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling 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 Shammashim, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much 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 in a pure conscience. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
10 Let them also first be tested; then let them serve as shammashim, if they are blameless. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, 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 shammashim be husbands of one wife, ruling 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 have served well as shammashim gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Messiah Yeshua. 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 you, hoping to come to you shortly; 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground 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 Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, And 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.