It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
“For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘ Let his homestead be made desolate, And let no one dwell in it’; and, ‘ Let another man take his office.’
For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.
It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,
Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;