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1 Timothy 3:5

(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Dunagan Commentary;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Gary Hampton Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Alford's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Mahan's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Biblical Illustrator;   Expositor's Bible;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Bishop;   Church;   Commandments;   Family;   Minister, Christian;   Parents;   Scofield Reference Index - Churches;   Elders;   Sanctification;   Thompson Chain Reference - Church;   Government;   Leaders;   Ministers;   Religious;   The Topic Concordance - Bishop;   Drunkenness;   Sobriety;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Families;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Church;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Elder;   Family;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Church, the;   Elder;   Ministry, Minister;   Overseer;   Teach, Teacher;   Timothy, First and Second, Theology of;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Deacon;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bishop;   Eli;   Synagogue;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bishop;   Church;   Elder;   Offices in the New Testament;   Titus, Epistle to;   1 Timothy;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Bishop;   Church Government;   Deacon;   Minister;   Ministry;   Novice;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Bishop, Elder, Presbyter;   Clement of Rome, Epistle of;   Home;   Timothy and Titus Epistles to;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bishop;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elder;  

Encyclopedias:

- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Care;   Church;   Spiritual Gifts;  

Devotionals:

- Every Day Light - Devotion for December 1;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
For if a man does not know how to rule his own household, how is he to take care of the church of God?

The Complete Jewish Bible
for if a man can't manage his own household, how will he be able to care for God's Messianic Community?

American Standard Version
(but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

Bible in Basic English
(For if a man has not the art of ruling his house, how will he take care of the church of God?)

English Revised Version
(but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

Contemporary English Version
If they don't know how to control their own families, how can they look after God's people?

English Standard Version
for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Darby's Translation
(but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?)

Easy-to-Read Version
(If a man does not know how to be a leader over his own family, then he will not be able to take care of God's church.)

The Geneva Bible (1587)
For if any cannot rule his owne house, how shall he care for the Church of God?

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
For yf a man knowe not to rule his owne house, howe shall he care for the Churche of God?

King James Version (1611)
(For if a man know not how to rule his owne house, how shall he take care of the Church of God?)

New Revised Standard
for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

New Century Version
(If someone does not know how to lead the family, how can that person take care of God's church?)

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
For if he knoweth not how to guide his own house well, how can he guide the church of God.

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
For if a man does not know how to rule well his own household, how shall he take care of the church of God?

Good News Translation
For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of the church of God?

Holman Christian Standard
(If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church?)

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
(But yf a man can not rule his owne house, how shal he care for the congregacion of God?)

Mace New Testament (1729)
for if a man is incapable of governing his own family, how can he take care of the church of God?

J.P. Green Literal Translation
But if anyone does not know how to rule his own house, how will he care for an assembly of God?

New King James
(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);

New Living Translation
For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church?

King James Version
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

New American Standard Version
(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

New Life Version
If a man cannot be a good leader in his own home, how can he lead the church?

Hebrew Names Version
(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)

International Standard Version
For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
For if his own house he know not to rule well, how is he able to rule the church of Aloha ?

The Emphasised Bible
Whereas, if anyone, over his own house, cannot, preside, how, of an assembly of God, shall he take care?

Revised Standard Version
for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God's church?

Tyndale Bible
For yf a man cannot rule his owne housse how shall he care for the congregacion of God.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

The Webster Bible
(For if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

World English Bible
(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)

Weymouth New Testament
(If a man does not know how to rule his own household, how shall he have the Church of God given into his care?)

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
for if ony man kan not gouerne his house, hou schal he haue diligence of the chirche of God? not new conuertid to the feith,

Young's Literal Translation
(and if any one his own house [how] to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?)

The Message
For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God's church?

Lexham English Bible
(but if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

Contextual Overview

1Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
if
1 Samuel 2:29,30; 3:13
the church
15; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22; 5:24,32

Cross-References

Genesis 2:17
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Genesis 3:2
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,

Genesis 3:3
but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”

Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Genesis 3:7
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Genesis 3:10
He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

Genesis 3:13
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Genesis 3:14
So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers; he will crush[b] your head, and you will strike his heel.”

Genesis 3:22
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

Gill's Notes on the Bible

For if a man know not how to rule his own house,.... Which is an affair of less importance, and more easy to be done; not requiring so much resolution, prudence, care, and thought:

how shall he take care of the church of God? preside over it, rule in it, provide for it, and see that everything is in its proper place, and done according to the will of God. The argument is from the lesser to the greater.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For if a man know not how to rule - This is a beautiful and striking argument. A church resembles a family. It is, indeed, larger, and there is a greater variety of dispositions in it than there is in a family. The authority of a minister of the gospel in a church is also less absolute than that of a father. But still there is a striking resemblance. The church is made up of an assemblage of brothers and sisters. They are banded together for the same purposes, and have a common object to aim at. They have common feelings and common needs. They have sympathy, like a family, with each other in their distresses and afflictions. The government of the church also is designed to be “paternal.” It should be felt that he who presides over it has the feelings of a father; that he loves all the members of the great family; that he has no prejudices, no partialities, no selfish aims to gratify.

Now, if a man cannot govern his own family well; if he is severe, partial, neglectful, or tyrannical at home, how can he be expected to take charge of the more numerous “household of faith” with proper views and feelings? If, with all the natural and strong ties of affection which bind a father to his own children; if, when they are few comparatively in number, and where his eye is constantly upon them, he is unable to govern them aright, how can he be expected to preside in a proper manner over the larger household where he will be bound with comparatively feebler ties, and where he will be exposed more to the influence of passion, and where he will have a much less constant opportunity of supervision? Confucius, as quoted by Doddridge, has a sentiment strikingly resembling that before us: “It is impossible that he who knows not how to govern and reform his own family, should rightly govern and reform a people.” We may remark, also, in this verse, a delicate and beautiful use of words by the apostle to prevent the possibility of misapprehension. While he institutes a comparison between the government of a family and that of the church, he guards against the possibility of its being supposed that he would countenance “arbitrary” authority in the church, even such authority as a father must of necessity employ in his own family. Hence, he uses different words. He speaks of the father as “ruling” over his own family, or “presiding over it” - προστῆναι prostēnaihe describes the minister of religion as “having a tender care for the church” - ἐπιμελὴσεται epimelēsetaif0.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

For if a man know not - Method is a matter of great importance in all the affairs of life. It is a true saying, He that does little with his head must do much with his hands; and even then the business is not half done for want of method. Now, he who has a proper method of doing business will show it in every affair of life, even the least. He who has a disorderly family has no government of that family; he probably has none because he has no method, no plan, of presiding. It was natural for the apostle to say, If a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God? Look at a man's domestic arrangements; if they be not good, he should not be trusted with any branch of government, whether ecclesiastical or civil.


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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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