1 Timóteo 3

1 The word {is} faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.

2 The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

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

4 conducting his own house well, having {his} children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?)

6 not a novice, that he may not, being inflated, fall into {the} fault of the devil.

7 But it is necessary that he should have also a good testimony from those without, that he may fall not into reproach and {the} snare of the devil.

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

9 holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge {against them}.

11 {The} women in like manner grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let {the} ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting {their} children and their own houses well:

13 for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, and much boldness in faith which {is} in Christ Jesus.

14 These things I write to thee, hoping to come to thee more quickly;

15 but if I delay, in order that thou mayest know how one ought to conduct oneself in God's house, which is {the} assembly of {the} living God, {the} pillar and base of the truth.

16 And confessedly the mystery of piety is great. God has been manifested in flesh, has been justified in {the} Spirit, has appeared to angels, has been preached among {the} nations, has been believed on in {the} world, has been received up in glory.

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