1 Timothy 3:1 ←
This is a faithful saying: someone who seeks to be an overseer desires a good work.
1 Timothy 3:2 ←
The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;
1 Timothy 3:3 ←
not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
1 Timothy 3:4 ←
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;
1 Timothy 3:5 ←
(for how could someone who doesn’t know how to rule his own house take care of God’s assembly?)
1 Timothy 3:6 ←
not a new convert, lest being puffed up he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
1 Timothy 3:7 ←
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, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money,
1 Timothy 3:9 ←
holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
1 Timothy 3:10 ←
Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless.
1 Timothy 3:11 ←
Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, and faithful in all things.
1 Timothy 3:12 ←
Let servants be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
1 Timothy 3:13 ←
For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:14 ←
These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly,
1 Timothy 3:15 ←
but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in God’s house, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1 Timothy 3:16 ←
Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.