Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

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

Darby Translation

The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good 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 It is a faithful saying, If any one desires the episcopacy, he covets a beautiful work. 2 Therefore it behooves the bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, modest, prudent, orderly, hospitable, competent to teach,


Cross References

Acts 20:28

Take heed to yourselves, and all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost has placed you shepherds, to shepherdise the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.

1 Timothy 1:15

It is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons.

1 Peter 5:2

shepherdize the flock of God which is among you, not coercively, but willingly, for the sake of God; not for filthy lucre, but cheerfully.

Acts 1:20

For it has been written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let there be no one dwelling in it, and let another take his pastorate.

Titus 1:7

For it behooves the bishop to be blameless, as the steward of God; not audacious, not irascible, not given to wine, not a controvertist, not fond of filthy lucre;

1 Peter 2:25

For you have wandered away like sheep; but you have now turned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1 Peter 2:25

For you have wandered away like sheep; but you have now turned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Luke 15:10

So, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Romans 11:13

But I speak to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry:

Ephesians 4:12

unto the perfection of the saints, in the work of the ministry, in the edification of the body of Christ:

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we, exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, comfort the small-souled people, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.

1 Timothy 3:2-7

Therefore it behooves the bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, modest, prudent, orderly, hospitable, competent to teach,

1 Timothy 4:9

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation.

2 Timothy 2:11

It is a faithful saying: For if we die along with him, we will also live with him:

Titus 3:8

The word is faithful, and I wish you to be established concerning these things, in order that those having believed in God may think to excel in good works. These things are beautiful and useful to the people:

Hebrews 12:15

looking diligently lest any one may fail from the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up may trouble you, and through it many may be defiled;

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any one among you may err from the truth, and one may turn him back;

1 Peter 4:15

But let no one of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other people's business:

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