Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Ministers, too, must be serious. They must not be two-faced, addicted to wine, or greedy for money.

A Conservative Version

Helpers likewise, be honorable, not double-tongued, not attending to much wine, not greedy of base gain,

American Standard Version

Deacons in like manner must be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Amplified

In like manner the deacons [must be] worthy of respect, not shifty and double-talkers but sincere in what they say, not given to much wine, not greedy for base gain [craving wealth and resorting to ignoble and dishonest methods of getting it].

An Understandable Version

Similarly, deacons should be serious-minded [i.e., dignified], not saying one thing while meaning another, not drinking a lot of wine [Note: The wine of Paul's day was used as a common drink, and was either non-intoxicating or far less intoxicating than wine today], not wanting to get money by questionable [or, dishonest] means.

Anderson New Testament

The deacons, likewise, must be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not makers of money by base means,

Bible in Basic English

Deacons, in the same way, are to be serious in their behaviour, not false in word, not given to taking much wine or greatly desiring the wealth of this world;

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

The deacons too must be grave, not double tongued, not addicted to drinking, or sordid gain,

Darby Translation

Ministers, in like manner, grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not seeking gain by base means,

Godbey New Testament

Likewise let the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not fond of filthy lucre;

Goodspeed New Testament

Assistants, in turn, must be serious, straightforward men, not addicted to wine or dishonest gain,

John Wesley New Testament

Likewise the deacons must be serious, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not desirous of filthy gain: Holding fast the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Likewise the deacons must be honest, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain;

Julia Smith Translation

Deacons likewise grave, not speaking equivocally, not holding to much wine, not occupied in sordid gain;

King James 2000

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Deacons likewise [must be] dignified, not insincere, not devoted to much wine, not fond of dishonest gain,

Modern King James verseion

Likewise the deacons are to be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of ill gain,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Likewise must the deacons be honest, not double tongued, not given unto much drinking, neither unto filthy lucre:

Moffatt New Testament

Deacons in turn are to be serious men; they are not to be tale-bearers or addicted to drink or pilfering;

Montgomery New Testament

Deacons, likewise, must be serious, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of gain,

NET Bible

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain,

New Heart English Bible

Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not devoted to a lot of wine, not greedy for money;

Noyes New Testament

Deacons in like manner must be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of base gain,

Sawyer New Testament

The deacons in like manner ought to be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not devoted to base gain,

The Emphasized Bible

Ministers, in the same way, - dignified, not double-tongued, not, to much wine, given, not greedy of base gain,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

The deacons also in like manner must be grave, not doubletongued, not addicting themselves to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Twentieth Century New Testament

So, too, Assistant-Officers should be serious and straightforward men, not given to taking much drink or to questionable money-making,

Webster

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre,

Weymouth New Testament

Deacons, in the same way, must be men of serious demeanour, not double-tongued, nor addicted to much wine, nor greedy of base gain,

Williams New Testament

Deacons, too, must be serious, sincere in their talk, not addicted to strong drink or dishonest gain,

World English Bible

Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money;

Worrell New Testament

It is needful that deacons, in like manner, be grave, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy of base gain;

Worsley New Testament

The deacons should likewise be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of base gain,

Youngs Literal Translation

Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὡσαύτως 
Hosautos 
Usage: 12

διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

be grave
σεμνός 
Semnos 
Usage: 4

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

δίλογος 
Dilogos 
Usage: 1

given to
προσέχω 
Prosecho 
Usage: 15

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

οἶνος 
Oinos 
Usage: 21

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Qualifications For Deacons

7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.


Cross References

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:

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,

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--

Acts 6:3-6

"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

1 Timothy 3:3

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

1 Timothy 5:23

No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.

Psalm 5:9

There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 50:19

"You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Ezekiel 44:21

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

Romans 3:13

"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.

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,

James 3:10

from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.

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;



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