1 Timothy 3:1

Overseers and Deacons

1 1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the 2office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

1 Timothy 3:1 In-Context

1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Timothy 1:15
  • 2. Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1

Footnotes 1

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