1 Timothy 3:12

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.

Read 1 Timothy 3:12 Using Other Translations

Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.
A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.

What does 1 Timothy 3:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife,
&c.] (See Gill on 1 Timothy 3:2)

ruling their children and their own houses well.
These qualifications are the same with those of the bishop or elder; (See Gill on 1 Timothy 3:4).

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