1 Timothy 3
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is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a
bishop, he desireth a good work.
3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of
one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given
to hospitality, apt to teach;
3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of
filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not
3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his
children in subjection with all gravity;
3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own
house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he
fall into the condemnation of the devil.
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.
3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not
doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of
3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure
3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let
them use the office of a deacon, being found
3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not
slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife,
ruling their children and their own houses well.
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.
3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come
unto thee shortly:
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.
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
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