Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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;

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 Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s trap. 8 Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, 9 holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.


Cross References

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.

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,

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.

Acts 6:3-6

Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.

1 Timothy 3:3

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

1 Timothy 5:23

Don’t continue drinking only water, but use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.

Psalm 5:9

For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.

Psalm 12:2

They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.

Psalm 50:19

You unleash your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue for deceit.

Psalm 52:2

Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.

Ezekiel 44:21

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

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

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,

James 3:10

Praising and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

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;

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