1 This is a trustworthy saying. Whoever aspires to the office of superintendent sets his heart on a fine work.
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
1 This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he.
2 A superintendent must be a man above reproach, only once married, temperate, sensible, a man of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
2 Therefore, an elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, stable, sensible, respectable, hospitable to strangers, and teachable.
3 not addicted to drink or pugnacious, but a man of moderation and peace, not avaricious,
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
3 He must not drink excessively or be a violent person, but instead be gentle. He must not be argumentative or love money.
4 managing his own house well, and keeping his children under control and perfectly respectful??5 for if a man does not know how to conduct his own household, how can he look after a church of God?
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
4 one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.
4 He must manage his own family well and have children who are submissive and respectful in every way.
5 He must not be a new convert, or he may grow conceited and incur criticism from slanderous people.
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?)
5 For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?
6 He must also be a man of good standing with outsiders, or he may get into disgrace and be entrapped by the slanderers.
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
6 He must not be a recent convert, so that he won't become arrogant and fall into the Devil's condemnation.
7 Assistants, in turn, must be serious, straightforward men, not addicted to wine or dishonest gain,
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
7 He must be well thought of by outsiders, so he doesn't fall into disgrace and the trap set for him by the Devil.
8 but holding the divine truth of the faith with a clear conscience.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
8 Ministers, too, must be serious. They must not be two-faced, addicted to wine, or greedy for money.
9 They should first be tested, and afterward, if there is no fault to be found with them, they can serve as assistants.
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
9 They must hold firmly to the secret of the faith with clear consciences.
10 Their wives too must be serious, not gossips; they must be temperate, and perfectly trustworthy.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
10 And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons.
10 But they must first be tested. Then, if they prove to be blameless, they may become ministers.
11 The assistants must be only once married, and manage their children and their households well.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
11 Their wives must also be serious. They must not be gossips, but instead be stable and trustworthy in everything.
12 For those who do good service as assistants gain a good standing for themselves and great confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.
12 Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families well.
13 I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing you all this
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
13 For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
13 Those ministers who serve well gain an excellent reputation for themselves and will have great assurance by their faith in the Messiah Jesus.
14 so that if I am delayed, you may know how we are to conduct ourselves in the household of God, for it is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
14 I hope to come to you soon. However, I'm writing this to you
15 No one can deny the profundity of the divine truth of our religion! "He was revealed in flesh, He was vindicated by the Spirit, He was seen by the angels, He was proclaimed among the heathen, He was believed in throughout the world, He was taken up into glory."
15 but (k)in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how (l)one ought to conduct himself in (AB)the household of God, which is the (AC)church of (AD)the living God, the (AE)pillar and support of the truth.
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
15 in case I am delayed, so that you may know how to behave in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
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