Parallel Bible results for 1 Timothy 3:1-13

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1 Timothy 3:1-13

NLT 1 This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position.” NIV 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. NLT 2 So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. NIV 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, NLT 3 He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. NIV 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. NLT 4 He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. NIV 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. NLT 5 For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of 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?) NLT 6 An elder must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall. NIV 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. NLT 7 Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s trap. 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. NLT 8 In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money. NIV 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. NLT 9 They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience. NIV 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. NLT 10 Before they are appointed as deacons, let them be closely examined. If they pass the test, then 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. NLT 11 In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do. NIV 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. NLT 12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well. NIV 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. NLT 13 Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus. NIV 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.