Attention!
Tired of seeing ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Study Desk

General Bible Search

Passage Lookup: 1 Timothy 3:1-7

general search
        
Copy to Clipboard Copy All Verses
New International Version
Options Options
1 Timothy 3:1
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]

Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

Here is a trustworthy saying:(a) Whoever aspires to be an overseer(b) desires a noble task.
Footnotes:  
1 Timothy 3:2
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]
Now the overseer is to be above reproach,(c) faithful to his wife,(d) temperate,(e) self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,(f) able to teach,(g)
Footnotes:  
1 Timothy 3:3
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]
not given to drunkenness,(h) not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,(i) not a lover of money.(j)
Footnotes:  
1 Timothy 3:4
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]
He 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.(k)
Footnotes:  
1 Timothy 3:5
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]
(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)(l)
Footnotes:  
1 Timothy 3:6
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited(m) and fall under the same judgment(n) as the devil.
Footnotes:  
1 Timothy 3:7
Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Study Tools ]
He must also have a good reputation with outsiders,(o) so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.(p)
Footnotes:  
New International Version
Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.