Book 54 of 66: 1 Timothy: Chapter 003 of 6

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054:003:001
This is a true saying,
If a man desire the office of a bishop,
he desireth a good work.


054:003:002
A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife,
vigilant,
sober,
of good behaviour,
given to hospitality,
apt to teach;


054:003:003
Not given to wine,
no striker,
not greedy of filthy lucre;
but patient,
not a brawler,
not covetous;


054:003:004
One that ruleth well his own house,
having his children in subjection with all gravity;


054:003:005
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
how shall he take care of the church of God?)


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Not a novice,
lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.


054:003:007
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.


054:003:008
Likewise must the deacons be grave,
not doubletongued,
not given to much wine,
not greedy of filthy lucre;


054:003:009
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.


054:003:010
And let these also first be proved;
then let them use the office of a deacon,
being found blameless.


054:003:011
Even so must their wives be grave,
not slanderers,
sober,
faithful in all things.


054:003:012
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife,
ruling their children and their own houses well.


054:003:013
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.


054:003:014
These things write I unto thee,
hoping to come unto thee shortly:


054:003:015
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.


054:003:016
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
received up into glory.


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