1 Timothy 3:7-16 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not 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.
8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
9 but holding to 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 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but 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 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. 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 obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence 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 am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support 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 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, 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.