Therefore (A)an overseer[a] must be above reproach, (B)the husband of one wife,[b] (C)sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, (D)hospitable, (E)able to teach,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or bishop; Greek episkopos; a similar term occurs in verse 1
  2. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or a man of one woman; also verse 12

He must not be a recent convert, or he may (A)become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

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Therefore it says,

(A)“When he ascended on high (B)he led a host of captives,
    and he gave gifts to men.”[a]

((C)In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into (D)the lower regions, the earth?[b] 10 He who descended is the one who also (E)ascended (F)far above all the heavens, that he might (G)fill all things.) 11 And (H)he gave the (I)apostles, the prophets, the (J)evangelists, the (K)shepherds[c] and teachers,[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:8 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women
  2. Ephesians 4:9 Or the lower parts of the earth?
  3. Ephesians 4:11 Or pastors
  4. Ephesians 4:11 Or the shepherd-teachers

My people are destroyed (A)for lack of knowledge;
    (B)because you have rejected knowledge,
    I reject you (C)from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
    (D)I also will forget your children.

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For (A)the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people[a] should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:7 Hebrew they

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