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1 Timothy 3

RSV 1 The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task. NIV 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. RSV 2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, NIV 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, RSV 3 no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. NIV 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. RSV 4 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way; NIV 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. RSV 5 for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God's church? NIV 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?) RSV 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil; NIV 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. RSV 7 moreover he must be well thought of by outsiders, or he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. NIV 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap. RSV 8 Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for gain; NIV 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. RSV 9 they must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. NIV 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. RSV 10 And let them also be tested first; then if they prove themselves blameless let them serve as deacons. NIV 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. RSV 11 The women likewise must be serious, no slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things. NIV 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. RSV 12 Let deacons be the husband of one wife, and let them manage their children and their households well; NIV 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. RSV 13 for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. NIV 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus. RSV 14 I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that, NIV 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, RSV 15 if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth. NIV 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. RSV 16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. NIV 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.