1 Timothy 3Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Overseers Must Be Above Reproach
3 The saying is trustworthy— if anyone aspires-to the office-of-overseer, he desires a good work. 2 Therefore the overseer must be above-reproach[a], a man of one woman[b], sober[c], sound-minded[d], respectable[e], hospitable, skillful-at-teaching, 3 not a drunken[f]one, not a brawler[g], but kind, non-quarrelsome[h], not-a-money-lover, 4 leading his own household well[i], having children in submission, with all dignity (5 but if one does not know-how to lead his own household, how will he take-care-of a church of God?), 6 not a new-convert, in order that he may not fall into the judgment of[j] the devil, having become conceited[k]. 7 And he must also have a good testimony from the ones outside, in order that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil.
Deacons Must Be Honorable And Tested
8 Deacons similarly must be honorable[l], not double-tongued[m], not paying-attention-to[n] much wine, not fond-of-shameful-gain, 9 holding the mystery of the faith with a clean conscience. 10 And let these also first be tested, then let them be serving[o], being blameless. 11 Their wives[p] similarly must be honorable, not slanderous, sober, faithful in all things.12 Let deacons be men of one woman, leading their children and their own households well. 13 For the ones having served well obtain for themselves a good standing[q] and great confidence[r] in their[s] faith in Christ Jesus.
I Am Writing So You Will Know How To Conduct Yourself In The Church
14 I am writing these things to you hoping to come to you quickly, 15 but in-case I am slow[t], in order that you may know how you ought-to conduct-yourself[u] in the household of God— which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support[v]of the truth.
God Was Revealed In The Flesh, But Some Will Depart From The Faith And Good Teaching
16 And the mystery of godliness is confessedly great: Who[w] was revealed[x] in the flesh, was declared-righteous[y] in the spirit[z]; was seen[aa]by messengers[ab], was proclaimed among the nations; was believed in the world, was taken-up in glory.
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