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1 Timothy 3:1-7 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task. 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way; 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for 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 recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit 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 moreover he must be well thought of by outsiders, or he may fall 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.