Young's Literal Translation

1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 3:1 Stedfast [is] the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;

How bishops, and deacons, and their wives, should be qualified:

1 Timothy 3:2 it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach, 1 Timothy 3:3 not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money, 1 Timothy 3:4 his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity, 1 Timothy 3:5 (and if any one his own house [how] to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?) 1 Timothy 3:6 not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil; 1 Timothy 3:7 and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil. 1 Timothy 3:8 Ministrants—in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre, 1 Timothy 3:9 having the secret of the faith in a pure conscience, 1 Timothy 3:10 and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable. 1 Timothy 3:11 Women—in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things. 1 Timothy 3:12 Ministrants—let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, and their own houses, 1 Timothy 3:13 for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that [is] in Christ Jesus.

and to what end Paul wrote to Timothy of these things.

1 Timothy 3:14 These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon,

Of the Church, and the blessed truth therein taught and professed.

1 Timothy 3:15 and if I delay, that thou mayest know how it behoveth [thee] to conduct thyself in the house of God, which is an assembly of the living God—a pillar and foundation of the truth, 1 Timothy 3:16 and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety—God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!

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