1 Timothy 3

CHAPTER 3

Qualifications for Overseership

1Trustworthy is the word. If any [2overseership 1reaches for], [2a good 3work 1he desires]. 2It is necessary then the overseer to be unassailable, [2of one 3wife 1a husband], sober, discreet, composed, hospitable, qualified for teaching; 3not intemperate in the use of wine, not a brawler, not profiting through vice; but lenient, not quarrelsome, not loving money, 4 [4his own 5house 2well 1standing 3over], [2children 1having] in submission with all seriousness; 5(and if any [3his own 4house 2how to stand over 1knows not], how [2the assembly 3of God 1shall he care for]?) 6Not a novice, that not being deluded [2in 3judgment 1he should fall] of the devil. 7But it is necessary for him also [3witness 2a good 1to have] from the ones outside, that [2not 4into 5scorning 1he should 3fall], and the snare of the devil.

Qualifications of Servanthood

8Servants likewise be serious, not double-talking, not [3wine 2to much 1attentive], not profiting through vice, 9having the mystery of the belief with a clean conscience. 10And these also let them be approved first, then let them serve being without reproach! 11Wives likewise be serious, not slanderers, sober, trustworthy in all things. 12Servants be [2of one 3wife 1husbands]! [2children 3well 1standing over] and their own houses. 13For the ones [2well 1having served 5rank 6for themselves 4a good 3procure], and much confidence in belief, in the one in Christ Jesus. 14These things to you I write hoping to come to you more quickly. 15But if I should be slowed, that you should know how it is necessary [2in 3the house 4of God 1to behave], which is the assembly of the living God, column and base of the truth. 16And confessedly great is the [2of the 3piety 1mystery]; God made manifest in flesh, justified in spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among nations, believed in the world, taken up in glory.
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