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1 Timothy 3:2-3

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overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous.
1 Timothy 3:2-3

Context

1 Timothy 2 [8.] I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting. In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just[a] with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing; but (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works. Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. But I don’t permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. Adam wasn’t deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience; but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.

1 Timothy 3 [1.] This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer,[a] he desires a good work. The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence; (but if a man doesn’t know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?) not a new convert, lest being puffed up he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3 [8.] Servants,[b] in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. Let them also first be tested; then let them serve[c] if they are blameless. Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let servants[d] be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well[e] gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Footnotes:

a. 1 Timothy 2:9 The word “just” is inserted here in English to preserve the meaning of the whole original Greek sentence in context. The word for “not” is the negative particle “μη” which denies an expected idea, as opposed to the usual word for “not” (ου) which denies a fact. Thus “μη” in this context is denying an expected idea (that women can be properly dressed without good works).
a. 1 Timothy 3:1 or, superintendents, or bishops.
b. 1 Timothy 3:8 or, Deacons.
c. 1 Timothy 3:10 or, serve as deacons.
d. 1 Timothy 3:12 or, deacons.
e. 1 Timothy 3:13 or, served well as deacons.


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