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1 Timothy 3


1 Ti 3:1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
1 Ti 3:2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
1 Ti 3:3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
1 Ti 3:4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
1 Ti 3:5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God? ),
1 Ti 3:6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
1 Ti 3:7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Ti 3:8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
1 Ti 3:9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
1 Ti 3:10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
1 Ti 3:11 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
1 Ti 3:12 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.
1 Ti 3:13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
1 Ti 3:14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
1 Ti 3:15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
1 Ti 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.



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1Ti 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 1 Ti 3:1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. Ti1 3:1 πιστὸς ὁ λόγος· εἴ τις ἐπισκοπῆς ὀρέγεται, καλοῦ ἔργου ἐπιθυμεῖ.
1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 1 Ti 3:2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, Ti1 3:2 δεῖ οὗν τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνεπίλημπτον εἶναι, μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, νηφάλιον, σώφρονα, κόσμιον, φιλόξενον, διδακτικόν,
1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 1 Ti 3:3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. Ti1 3:3 μὴ πάροινον, μὴ πλήκτην, ἀλλὰ ἐπιεικῆ, ἄμαχον, ἀφιλάργυρον,
1Ti 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 1 Ti 3:4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity Ti1 3:4 τοῦ ἰδίου οἴκου καλῶς προϊστάμενον, τέκνα ἔχοντα ἐν ὑποταγῇ μετὰ πάσης σεμνότητος·
1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 1 Ti 3:5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God? ), Ti1 3:5 εἰ δέ τις τοῦ ἰδίου οἴκου προστῆναι οὐκ οἶδεν, πῶς ἐκκλησίας θεοῦ ἐπιμελήσεται;
1Ti 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 1 Ti 3:6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. Ti1 3:6 μὴ νεόφυτον, ἵνα μὴ τυφωθεὶς εἰς κρίμα ἐμπέσῃ τοῦ διαβόλου.
1Ti 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 1 Ti 3:7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Ti1 3:7 δεῖ δὲ καὶ μαρτυρίαν καλὴν ἔχειν ἀπὸ τῶν ἔξωθεν, ἵνα μὴ εἰς ὀνειδισμὸν ἐμπέσῃ καὶ παγίδα τοῦ διαβόλου.
1Ti 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 1 Ti 3:8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, Ti1 3:8 διακόνους ὡσαύτως σεμνούς, μὴ διλόγους, μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῶ προσέχοντας, μὴ αἰσχροκερδεῖς,
1Ti 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 1 Ti 3:9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. Ti1 3:9 ἔχοντας τὸ μυστήριον τῆς πίστεως ἐν καθαρᾷ συνειδήσει.
1Ti 3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 1 Ti 3:10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. Ti1 3:10 καὶ οὖτοι δὲ δοκιμαζέσθωσαν πρῶτον, εἶτα διακονείτωσαν ἀνέγκλητοι ὄντες.
1Ti 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 1 Ti 3:11 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. Ti1 3:11 γυναῖκας ὡσαύτως σεμνάς, μὴ διαβόλους, νηφαλίους, πιστὰς ἐν πᾶσιν.
1Ti 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 1 Ti 3:12 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. Ti1 3:12 διάκονοι ἔστωσαν μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρες, τέκνων καλῶς προϊστάμενοι καὶ τῶν ἰδίων οἴκων·
1Ti 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 1 Ti 3:13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. Ti1 3:13 οἱ γὰρ καλῶς διακονήσαντες βαθμὸν ἑαυτοῖς καλὸν περιποιοῦνται καὶ πολλὴν παρρησίαν ἐν πίστει τῇ ἐν χριστῶ ἰησοῦ.
1Ti 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 1 Ti 3:14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; Ti1 3:14 ταῦτά σοι γράφω, ἐλπίζων ἐλθεῖν πρὸς σὲ ἐν τάχει·
1Ti 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Ti 3:15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. Ti1 3:15 ἐὰν δὲ βραδύνω, ἵνα εἰδῇς πῶς δεῖ ἐν οἴκῳ θεοῦ ἀναστρέφεσθαι, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐκκλησία θεοῦ ζῶντος, στῦλος καὶ ἑδραίωμα τῆς ἀληθείας.
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Ti 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. Ti1 3:16 καὶ ὁμολογουμένως μέγα ἐστὶν τὸ τῆς εὐσεβείας μυστήριον· ὃς ἐφανερώθη ἐν σαρκί, ἐδικαιώθη ἐν πνεύματι, ὤφθη ἀγγέλοις, ἐκηρύχθη ἐν ἔθνεσιν, ἐπιστεύθη ἐν κόσμῳ, ἀνελήμφθη ἐν δόξῃ.

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