Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.

New American Standard Bible

It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

King James Version

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Holman Bible

This saying is trustworthy: “If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work.”

International Standard Version

This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he.

A Conservative Version

Faithful is the saying, If any man aspires to supervision, he desires a good work.

American Standard Version

Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Amplified

The saying is true and irrefutable: If any man [eagerly] seeks the office of bishop (superintendent, overseer), he desires an excellent task (work).

An Understandable Version

This is a trustworthy saying: If any man eagerly desires to be an overseer [i.e., an elder], he desires a noble task.

Anderson New Testament

This is a true saying: If any desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

Bible in Basic English

This is a true saying, A man desiring the position of a Bishop has a desire for a good work.

Common New Testament

It is a trustworthy saying: if any one aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

Daniel Mace New Testament

He that aspires to be a bishop, desires an office that is honourable.

Godbey New Testament

It is a faithful saying, If any one desires the episcopacy, he covets a beautiful work.

Goodspeed New Testament

This is a trustworthy saying. Whoever aspires to the office of superintendent sets his heart on a fine work.

John Wesley New Testament

This is a faithful saying, If a man desireth the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The Word is faithful, If anyone desires the office of a bishop, , he desires a difficult ministry.

Julia Smith Translation

Faithful the word, If any strive for superintendence, he eagerly desires a good work.

King James 2000

This is a true saying, If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The saying [is] trustworthy: if anyone aspires to supervision, he desires a good work.

Modern King James verseion

Faithful is the Word: If anyone reaches out to overseership, he desires a good work.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is a true saying: If a man covet the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Moffatt New Testament

It is a popular saying that "whoever aspires to office is set upon an excellent occupation."

Montgomery New Testament

This is a faithful saying, "If any man is seeking the office of a minister he is aspiring to a noble task."

NET Bible

This saying is trustworthy: "If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work."

New Heart English Bible

This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work.

Noyes New Testament

True is the saying: If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Sawyer New Testament

IT is a true saying, If any one desires an episcopate he desires a good work.

The Emphasized Bible

If anyone, for oversight, is eager, a noble work, doth he covet: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

IT is a true saying, If a man seeks the office of a bishop, he desireth a laudable employment.

Twentieth Century New Testament

How true is that saying! When a man aspires to be a Presiding-Officer in the Church, he is ambitious for a noble task.

Webster

This is a true saying, If a man desireth the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Weymouth New Testament

Faithful is the saying, "If any one is eager to have the oversight of a Church, he desires a noble work."

Williams New Testament

This is a saying to be trusted: "Whoever aspires to the office of pastor desires an excellent work."

World English Bible

This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work.

Worrell New Testament

Faithful is the saying, "If anyone desires the office of bishop, he covets a noble work."

Worsley New Testament

It is certain, if any one is desirous of the episcopal office, he desireth a good work.

Youngs Literal Translation

Stedfast is the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

is a true
πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ὀρέγομαι 
Oregomai 
Usage: 3

the office of a bishop
ἐπισκοπή 
Episkope 
Usage: 3

ἐπιθυμέω 
Epithumeo 
Usage: 10

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

References

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Context Readings

Qualifications For Overseers

1 The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work. 2 The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;


Cross References

Acts 20:28

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

1 Timothy 1:15

Faithful is the word, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first.

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and ministers;

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;

Acts 1:20

For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his homestead become desolate, and let there be no dweller in it; and, Let another take his overseership.

Titus 1:7

For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;

1 Peter 2:25

For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.

Luke 15:10

Thus, I say unto you, there is joy before the angels of God for one repenting sinner.

Romans 11:13

For I speak to you, the nations, inasmuch as I am apostle of nations, I glorify my ministry;

Ephesians 4:12

for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to the work of the ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ;

1 Thessalonians 5:14

But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all.

1 Timothy 3:2-7

The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 4:9

The word is faithful and worthy of all acceptation;

2 Timothy 2:11

The word is faithful; for if we have died together with him, we shall also live together;

Titus 3:8

The word is faithful, and I desire that thou insist strenuously on these things, that they who have believed God may take care to pay diligent attention to good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

Hebrews 12:15

watching lest there be any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and one bring him back,

1 Peter 4:15

Let none of you suffer indeed as murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or as overseer of other people's matters;

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