Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

King James Version

Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

Holman Bible

not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy-

International Standard Version

He must not drink excessively or be a violent person, but instead be gentle. He must not be argumentative or love money.

A Conservative Version

no drunkard, not a fighter, not greedy of base gain, but meek, noncontentious, no lover of money,

American Standard Version

no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money;

Amplified

Not given to wine, not combative but gentle and considerate, not quarrelsome but forbearing and peaceable, and not a lover of money [insatiable for wealth and ready to obtain it by questionable means].

An Understandable Version

[He must] not be a drunkard or a fighter, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not wanting to get money by questionable [or, dishonest] means.

Anderson New Testament

not fond of wine, not quarrelsome, not one who makes money by base means; but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;

Bible in Basic English

Not quickly moved to wrath or blows, but gentle; no fighter, no lover of money;

Common New Testament

not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Daniel Mace New Testament

not given to wine or violence, but of a gentle temper, averse to contention and avarice: a master of economy,

Darby Translation

not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,

Godbey New Testament

not given to wine, not a controvertist; but gentle, peaceable, not a money lover;

Goodspeed New Testament

not addicted to drink or pugnacious, but a man of moderation and peace, not avaricious,

John Wesley New Testament

Not given to wine, no striker, not desirous of filthy gain, but gentle, patient, not loving money;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;

Julia Smith Translation

Not intoxicated, not a quarrelsome person, not occupied in sordid gain; but equitable, without fighting, exempt from avarice;

King James 2000

Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

Lexham Expanded Bible

not addicted to wine, not a violent person, but gentle, peaceable, not loving money,

Modern King James verseion

not a drunkard, not contentious, not greedy of ill gain, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

not drunken, no fighter, not given to filthy lucre: but gentle, abhorring fighting, abhorring covetousness,

Moffatt New Testament

not a drunkard or violent, but lenient and conciliatory, not a lover of money,

Montgomery New Testament

no drinker or brawler; but forbearing, peaceable, and no money-lover;

NET Bible

not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.

New Heart English Bible

not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money;

Noyes New Testament

not given to wine, not a striker, but forbearing, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money;

Sawyer New Testament

not a wine-drinker, not a quarrelsome man, but gentle, not contentious, not avaricious,

The Emphasized Bible

Not given to wine, not ready to wound, but considerate, averse to contention, not fond of money,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not addicted to wine, not using hard words or blows, not greedy of base gain; but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money;

Twentieth Century New Testament

not addicted to drink or brawling, but of a forbearing and peaceable disposition, and not a lover of money;

Webster

Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient; not a brawler, not covetous;

Weymouth New Testament

not a hard drinker nor given to blows; not selfish or quarrelsome or covetous;

Williams New Testament

not addicted to strong drink, not pugnacious, gentle and not contentious, not avaricious,

World English Bible

not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;

Worrell New Testament

not given to wine, not a striker, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,

Worsley New Testament

hospitable, able to teach, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of sordid gain, moderate, not quarrelsome,

Youngs Literal Translation

not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

πάροινος 
Paroinos 
Usage: 2

no
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

πλήκτης 
Plektes 
Usage: 2

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

αἰσχροκερδής 
Aischrokerdes 
Usage: 3

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

ἐπιεικής 
Epieikes 
Usage: 5

not a brawler
ἄμαχος 
amachos 
not a brawler, no brawler
Usage: 2

Context Readings

Qualifications For Overseers

2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity


Cross References

Titus 1:7

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,

1 Timothy 3:8

Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,

Isaiah 28:7

And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.

Titus 3:2

to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.

James 4:1

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

Leviticus 10:9

"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die--it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

Luke 12:42-46

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

Ephesians 5:18

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Hebrews 13:5

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

1 Peter 5:2

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;

1 Samuel 2:15-17

Also, before they burned the fat, the priest's servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, "Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take boiled meat from you, only raw."

1 Samuel 8:3

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

2 Kings 5:20-27

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Proverbs 15:27

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

Ecclesiastes 7:8

The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink, Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, And to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, Which is at the head of the fertile valley Of those who are overcome with wine!

Isaiah 56:11-12

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10

"Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone practices deceit.

Ezekiel 44:21

"Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court.

Micah 2:11

"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.

Micah 3:5

Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray; When they have something to bite with their teeth, They cry, "Peace," But against him who puts nothing in their mouths They declare holy war.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."

Malachi 1:10

"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of hosts, "nor will I accept an offering from you.

Matthew 21:13

And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."

Matthew 24:45-51

"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

Luke 21:34-36

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

John 10:12-13

"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

John 12:5-6

"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"

Acts 8:18-21

Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,

Acts 20:33

"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or clothes.

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 6:10-11

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

Titus 1:11

who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

Titus 2:3

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:14-15

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

Jude 1:11

Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 18:11-13

"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more--

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