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   Book of 1 TimothyClick Verse Reference for Study Notes
3:1-16 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 It R91 is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office R92 of overseer, F25 it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An R93 F26 overseer, then, must be above reproach, the R94 husband of one wife, temperate, R95 prudent, respectable, hospitable, R96 able R97 to teach, 3 not R98 addicted to wine or F27 pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free R99 from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages R100 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 R101 church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited R102 and fall into the condemnation R103 incurred F28 by the devil. 7 And he must have R104 a good reputation with those R105 outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the R106 snare of the devil.

8 Deacons R107 likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, F29 or R108 F30 addicted to much wine or R109 F30 fond of sordid gain, 9 but R110 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 These R111 men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. 11 Women F31 must likewise be dignified, not R112 malicious gossips, but temperate, R113 faithful in all things. 12 Deacons R114 must be husbands R115 of only one wife, and good R116 F32 managers of their children and their own households. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain R117 for themselves a high F33 standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; 15 but in F34 case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one F35 ought to conduct himself in the R118 household of God, which is the church R119 of the R120 living God, the pillar R121 and support of the truth. 16 By common confession, great is the R122 mystery of godliness: He who was revealed R123 in the flesh, Was vindicated R124 F36 in F37 the Spirit, Seen R125 by angels, Proclaimed R126 among the nations, Believed R127 on in the world, Taken R128 up in glory.

5:1-25 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Do R167 not sharply rebuke an older R168 man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the R169 younger men as brothers, 2 the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

3 Honor widows who are widows R170 indeed; 4 but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they R171 must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make F45 some return to their parents; for this is acceptable R172 in the sight of God. 5 Now she who is a widow R173 indeed and who has been left alone, has R174 fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties R175 and prayers night and day. 6 But she who gives R176 herself to wanton pleasure is dead R177 even while she lives. 7 Prescribe R178 F46 these things as well, so that they may be above reproach. 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied R179 the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9 A widow is to be put R180 on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the R181 wife of one man, 10 having a reputation for good R182 works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown R183 hospitality to strangers, if she has R184 washed the saints' F47 feet, if she has assisted R185 those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work. 11 But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel sensual R186 desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married, 12 thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge. F48 13 At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips R187 and busybodies, R188 talking about things R189 not proper to mention. 14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, R190 bear children, keep R191 house, and give R192 the enemy no occasion for reproach; 15 for some have R193 already turned aside to follow Satan. R194 16 If any woman who is a believer has R195 dependent widows, she must assist R196 them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows R197 indeed.

17 The R198 elders who rule R199 well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work R200 hard at F49 preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "The R202 laborer is worthy of his wages." 19 Do not receive an accusation against an elder R203 except on the basis of two R204 or three witnesses. 20 Those who continue in sin, rebuke R205 in the presence of all, so R206 that the rest also will be fearful of sinning. 21 I R207 solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality. 22 Do R208 not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby F50 share responsibility R209 for the sins of others; keep yourself free F51 from sin. 23 No longer drink water exclusively, but use R210 a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments. 24 The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow R211 after. 25 Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those R212 which are otherwise cannot be concealed.


FOOTNOTES:
F25 Or bishop
F26 Lit The
F27 Lit not
F28 Lit of the devil
F29 Or given to double-talk
F30 Lit not
F31 I.e. either deacons' wives or deaconesses
F32 Lit managing well
F33 Lit good
F34 Lit if I delay
F35 Or you ought to conduct yourself
F36 Or justified
F37 Or by
F45 Lit give back recompenses
F46 Or Keep commanding
F47 Or holy ones
F48 Lit faith
F49 Lit in word
F50 Lit do not share
F51 Lit pure

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R91 1 Timothy 1:15
R92 Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1
R93 1 Timothy 3:2-4; Titus 1:6-8
R94 Luke 2:36f; 1 Timothy 5:9; Titus 1:6
R95 1 Timothy 3:8,11; Titus 2:2
R96 Romans 12:13; Titus 1:8; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9
R97 2 Timothy 2:24
R98 Titus 1:7
R99 1 Timothy 3:8; 6:10; Titus 1:7; Hebrews 13:5
R100 1 Timothy 3:12
R101 1 Corinthians 10:32; 1 Timothy 3:15
R102 1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Timothy 3:4
R103 1 Timothy 3:7
R104 2 Corinthians 8:21
R105 Mark 4:11
R106 1 Timothy 6:9; 2 Timothy 2:26
R107 Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:12
R108 1 Timothy 5:23; Titus 2:3
R109 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:2
R110 1 Timothy 1:5,19
R111 1 Timothy 5:22
R112 2 Timothy 3:3; Titus 2:3
R113 1 Timothy 3:2
R114 Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8
R115 1 Timothy 3:2
R116 1 Timothy 3:4
R117 Matthew 25:21
R118 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21f; 1 Peter 2:5;
R119 1 Timothy 3:5
R120 Matthew 16:16; 1 Timothy 4:10
R121 Galatians 2:9; 2 Timothy 2:19
R122 Romans 16:25
R123 John 1:14; 1 Peter 1:20; 1 John 3:5,8
R124 Romans 3:4
R125 Luke 2:13; 24:4; 1 Peter 1:12
R126 Romans 16:26; 2 Corinthians 1:19; Colossians 1:23
R127 2 Thessalonians 1:10
R128 Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9
R167 Leviticus 19:32
R168 Titus 2:2
R169 Titus 2:6
R170 Acts 6:1; 9:39,41; 1 Timothy 5:5,16
R171 Ephesians 6:2
R172 1 Timothy 2:3
R173 Acts 6:1; 9:39,41; 1 Timothy 5:3,16
R174 1 Corinthians 7:34; 1 Peter 3:5
R175 Luke 2:37; 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 1:3
R176 James 5:5
R177 Luke 15:24; 2 Timothy 3:6; Revelation 3:1
R178 1 Timothy 4:11
R179 2 Timothy 2:12; Titus 1:16; 2 Peter 2:1; Jude 4
R180 1 Timothy 5:16
R181 1 Timothy 3:2
R182 Acts 9:36; 1 Timothy 6:18; Titus 2:7; 3:8; 1 Peter 2:12
R183 1 Timothy 3:2
R184 Luke 7:44; John 13:14
R185 1 Timothy 5:16
R186 Revelation 18:7
R187 3 John 10
R188 2 Thessalonians 3:11
R189 Titus 1:11
R190 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Timothy 4:3
R191 Titus 2:5
R192 1 Timothy 6:1
R193 1 Timothy 1:20
R194 Matthew 4:10
R195 1 Timothy 5:4
R196 1 Timothy 5:10
R197 1 Timothy 5:3
R198 Acts 11:30; 1 Timothy 4:14;
R199 Romans 12:8
R200 1 Thessalonians 5:12
R201 Deuteronomy 25:4; 1 Corinthians 9:9
R202 Leviticus 19:13; Deuteronomy 24:15; Matthew 10:10; Luke 10:7; 1 Corinthians 9:14
R203 Acts 11:30; 1 Timothy 4:14;
R204 Deuteronomy 17:6; 19:15; Matthew 18:16
R205 Galatians 2:14; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Timothy 4:2
R206 2 Corinthians 7:11
R207 Luke 9:26; 1 Timothy 6:13; 2 Timothy 2:14; 4:1
R208 1 Timothy 3:10;
R209 Ephesians 5:11; 1 Timothy 3:2-7
R210 1 Timothy 3:8
R211 Revelation 14:13
R212 Proverbs 10:9

 
 

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