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 1 Timothy 3:1 - 16
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   Book of 1 Timothy
   Chapter 3  - Click for Chapter Audio
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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,
 
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not R98 addicted to wine or F27 pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free R99 from the love of money.
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He must be one who manages R100 his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the R101 church of God?),
 
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and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited R102 and fall into the condemnation R103 incurred F28 by the devil.
 
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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.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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,
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but R110 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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These R111 men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Women F31 must likewise be dignified, not R112 malicious gossips, but temperate, R113 faithful in all things.
 
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Deacons R114 must be husbands R115 of only one wife, and good R116 F32 managers of their children and their own households.
 
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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.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 

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

 

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

 
 

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