1 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV

Overseers and Deacons

1 Here is a trustworthy saying:1 If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer,a2 he desires a noble task.

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    • a 3:1 - Traditionally "bishop"; also in verse 2
      2 Now the overseer must be above reproach,3 the husband of but one wife,4 temperate,5 self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,6 able to teach,7

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          3 not given to drunkenness,8 not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,9 not a lover of money.10

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          4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.11

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          5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)12

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