Qualifications for Elders

(A)This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and (B)appoint elders in every town as I directed you—

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14 But as for you, (A)continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[a] you learned it 15 and how (B)from childhood you have been acquainted with (C)the sacred writings, (D)which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 3:14 The Greek for whom is plural

17 Let the elders (A)who rule well be considered worthy of (B)double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

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11 (A)If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

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13 Do you not know that (A)those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? 14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that (B)those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

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and (A)what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses (B)entrust to faithful men,[a] (C)who will be able to teach others also.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context

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