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1 Timothy 3:1-7New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Overseers and Deacons

It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of [a]overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. [b]An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine [c]or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation [d]incurred by the devil. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

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  1. 1 Timothy 3:1 Or bishop
  2. 1 Timothy 3:2 Lit The
  3. 1 Timothy 3:3 Lit not
  4. 1 Timothy 3:6 Lit of the devil
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1 Timothy 3:1-7Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

Stedfast [is] the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;

it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach,

not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,

his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity,

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

not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil;

and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil.

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