[a](A)An overseer, then, must be above reproach, (B)the husband of one wife, [b](C)temperate, self-controlled, respectable, (D)hospitable, (E)skillful in teaching, (F)not overindulging in wine, not [c]a bully, but gentle, not contentious, (G)free from the love of money. He must be one who (H)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 (I)the church of God?), and not a new convert, so that he will not become (J)conceited and fall into (K)condemnation [d]incurred by the devil. And he must (L)have a good reputation with (M)those outside the church, so that he will not fall into [e]disgrace and (N)the snare of the devil.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:2 Lit The
  2. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or level-headed
  3. 1 Timothy 3:3 Or combative
  4. 1 Timothy 3:6 Lit of the devil
  5. 1 Timothy 3:7 Or reproach