1 Timothy 3:12

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

1 Timothy 3:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
ESV
12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.
NLT
12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.
MSG
12 Servants in the church are to be committed to their spouses, attentive to their own children, and diligent in looking after their own affairs.
CSB
12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

1 Timothy 3:12 Meaning and Commentary

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).

1 Timothy 3:12 In-Context

10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,

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