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1 Timothy 3:1-7

NIV 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, 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. NIV 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, 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, NIV 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. NIV 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. NIV 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. NIV 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. NIV 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, 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?) NIV 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as 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. 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. 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.