Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

They should first be tested, and afterward, if there is no fault to be found with them, they can serve as assistants.

New American Standard Bible

These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.

King James Version

And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

Holman Bible

And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons.

International Standard Version

But they must first be tested. Then, if they prove to be blameless, they may become ministers.

A Conservative Version

And let these also first be proven, then being blameless, let them serve as deacons.

American Standard Version

And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they be blameless.

Amplified

These men must first be tested; then if they are found to be blameless and beyond reproach [in their Christian lives], let them serve as deacons.

An Understandable Version

And these [prospective deacons] should also first be tested, [and] then they should [be appointed to] serve [as deacons] if they are found to be above reproach.

Anderson New Testament

And let these also be first proved, then let them become deacons, being blameless.

Bible in Basic English

And let these first be put to the test; then let them become Deacons if there is nothing against them.

Common New Testament

They must also first be tested; and then if they are beyond reproach, let them serve as deacons.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let them be first examin'd, and if they are without reproach, let them enter upon their office.

Darby Translation

And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge against them.

Godbey New Testament

And let them also first be proven; then let them minister the office of deacon, being irreproachable.

John Wesley New Testament

then let them minister, being found blameless.

Julia Smith Translation

And let these also first be tried; then let them perform the office of footman, being blameless.

King James 2000

And let these also first be tested; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and these also must be tested first; then let them serve [if they] are above reproach.

Modern King James verseion

And let these also first be tested, then let them minister without reproach.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And let them first be proved, and then let them minister, if they be found faultless.

Moffatt New Testament

They too must be put on probation; after that, if they are above reproach, they can serve as deacons.

Montgomery New Testament

They should first be tested, and after that, if they are found irreproachable, let them serve as deacons.

NET Bible

And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless.

New Heart English Bible

Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless.

Noyes New Testament

And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they are without reproach.

Sawyer New Testament

And let these be proved first, then let them serve, being found blameless.

The Emphasized Bible

But let, these also, be proved first, then, let them be ministering, being, unaccusable:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And let these also be first proved, and if found blameless, then let them enter on the deacon's office.

Twentieth Century New Testament

They should be tested first, and only appointed to their Office if no objection is raised against them.

Webster

And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

Weymouth New Testament

And they must also be well-tried men, and when found to be of unblemished character then let them serve as deacons.

Williams New Testament

They, too, should first be tested till approved, and then, if they are found above reproach, they should serve as deacons.

World English Bible

Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless.

Worrell New Testament

But let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, being without reproach.

Worsley New Testament

(And let these also first be proved, then let them take the office of deacons, if they be found blameless.)

Youngs Literal Translation

and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

let
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πρῶτον 
Proton 
first, at the first Trans, first of all,
Usage: 40

be proved
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

εἶτα 
Eita 
Usage: 12

let them use the office of a deacon
διακονέω 
Diakoneo 
Usage: 25

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Qualifications For Deacons

9 but holding the divine truth of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They should first be tested, and afterward, if there is no fault to be found with them, they can serve as assistants. 11 Their wives too must be serious, not gossips; they must be temperate, and perfectly trustworthy.


Cross References

1 Timothy 5:22

Never ordain anyone hastily; do not make yourself responsible for the sins of others; keep your life pure.

Acts 6:1-2

In those days, as the number of the disciples was increasing, complaints were made by the Greek-speaking Jews against the native Jews that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.

1 Corinthians 1:8

and at the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ he will insure your complete vindication.

Colossians 1:22

through dying in his human body) in holiness, and free from reproach or blame, into God's presence??23 if at least you continue firm and steadfast in the exercise of faith, and never shift from the hope held out in the good news to which you listened, which has been preached all over the world, and for which I, Paul, became a worker.

1 Timothy 3:2

A superintendent must be a man above reproach, only once married, temperate, sensible, a man of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;

1 Timothy 3:6

He must not be a new convert, or he may grow conceited and incur criticism from slanderous people.

1 Timothy 3:13

For those who do good service as assistants gain a good standing for themselves and great confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:13-7

For those who do good service as assistants gain a good standing for themselves and great confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every inspired utterance, but test the utterances to see whether they come from God, for many false prophets have come out into the world.

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