Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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;

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

given to wine
πάροινος 
Paroinos 
given to wine
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 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἐπιεικής 
Epieikes 
Usage: 5

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

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Qualifications For Overseers

2 An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3 not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy 4 one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.


Cross References

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 Timothy 3:8

Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,

Isaiah 28:7

These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

James 4:1

What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you?

Leviticus 10:9

“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

Luke 12:42-46

The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?

Ephesians 5:18

And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit:

Hebrews 13:5

Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.

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;

1 Samuel 2:15-17

Even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast, because he won’t accept boiled meat from you—only raw.”

1 Samuel 8:3

However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

2 Kings 5:20-27

Gehazi, the attendant of Elisha the man of God, thought: My master has let this Aramean Naaman off lightly by not accepting from him what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.

Proverbs 1:19

Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

Proverbs 15:27

The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household,
but the one who hates bribes will live.

Ecclesiastes 7:8

The end of a matter is better than its beginning;
a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning
in pursuit of beer,
who linger into the evening,
inflamed by wine.

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards,
and to the fading flower of its beautiful splendor,
which is on the summit above the rich valley.
Woe to those overcome with wine.

Isaiah 56:11-12

These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore, I will give their wives to other men,
their fields to new occupants,
for from the least to the greatest,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Ezekiel 44:21

No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

Micah 2:11

If a man of wind comes
and invents lies:
“I will preach to you about wine and beer,”
he would be just the preacher for this people!

Micah 3:5

This is what the Lord says
concerning the prophets
who lead my people astray,
who proclaim peace
when they have food to sink their teeth into
but declare war against the one
who puts nothing in their mouths.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,
her priests teach for payment,
and her prophets practice divination for money.
Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,
“Isn’t the Lord among us?
No disaster will overtake us.”

Malachi 1:10

“I wish one of you would shut the temple doors, so you would no longer kindle a useless fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Hosts, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.

Matthew 21:13

And He said to them, “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making it a den of thieves!”

Matthew 24:45-51

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

Luke 21:34-36

“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly

John 10:12-13

The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them.

John 12:5-6

“Why wasn’t this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?”

Acts 8:18-21

When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,

Acts 20:33

I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.

Romans 16:18

for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites. They deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting with smooth talk and flattering words.

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 6:10-11

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,

Titus 1:11

It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly.

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

2 Peter 2:3

They will exploit you in their greed with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.

2 Peter 2:14-15

They have eyes full of adultery and are always looking for sin. They seduce unstable people and have hearts trained in greed. Children under a curse!

Jude 1:11

Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah’s rebellion.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s word and the testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 18:11-13

The merchants of the earth will also weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any longer—

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