We know that the law is good(A) if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous(B) but for lawbreakers and rebels,(C) the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine(D) 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.(E)

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Now the overseer is to be above reproach,(A) faithful to his wife,(B) temperate,(C) self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,(D) able to teach,(E) not given to drunkenness,(F) not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,(G) not a lover of money.(H) 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.(I)

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  1. 1 Timothy 3:4 Or him with proper

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife(A) and must manage his children and his household well.(B)

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