Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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

Morish

Context Readings

Qualifications For Overseers

1 This saying is trustworthy: “If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work.” 2 An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,


Cross References

Acts 20:28

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

1 Timothy 1:15

This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus:To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons.

1 Peter 5:2

Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;

Acts 1:20

“For it is written in the Book of Psalms:Let his dwelling become desolate;
let no one live in it; and
Let someone else take his position.

Titus 1:7

For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,

1 Peter 2:25

For you were like sheep going astray,
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
but violence takes lives.

Luke 15:10

I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.”

Romans 11:13

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. In view of the fact that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

Ephesians 4:12

for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 3:2-7

An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,

1 Timothy 4:9

This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance.

2 Timothy 2:11

This saying is trustworthy:For if we have died with Him,
we will also live with Him;

Titus 3:8

This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.

Hebrews 12:15

Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back,

1 Peter 4:15

None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a meddler.

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