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1 Timothy 3:5

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

Read 1 Timothy 3:5 Using Other Translations

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?
For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?

What does 1 Timothy 3:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Timothy 3:5

For if a man know not how to rule his own house
Which is an affair of less importance, and more easy to be done; not requiring so much resolution, prudence, care, and thought:

how shall he take care of the church of God?
preside over it, rule in it, provide for it, and see that everything is in its proper place, and done according to the will of God. The argument is from the lesser to the greater.

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