22 They must not marry widows or divorced women; they may marry only virgins of Israelite descent or widows of priests.(A)

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“‘They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands,(A) because priests are holy to their God.(B)

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13 “‘The woman he marries must be a virgin.(A) 14 He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,

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An elder must be blameless,(A) faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[a] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

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  1. Titus 1:6 Or children are trustworthy

11 In the same way, the women[a] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers(A) but temperate(B) and trustworthy in everything.

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

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  1. 1 Timothy 3:11 Possibly deacons’ wives or women who are deacons

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.(A) (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)(B)

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  1. 1 Timothy 3:4 Or him with proper

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)

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24 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him(A) because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce,(B) gives it to her and sends her from his house, and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man, and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies, then her first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled. That would be detestable in the eyes of the Lord. Do not bring sin upon the land the Lord(C) your God is giving you as an inheritance.

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