Young's Literal Translation

1st Timothy 2

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

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Chapter 3

1

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


2

 it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach, 


3

 not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money, 


4

 his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity, 


5

 (and if any one his own house [how] to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?) 


6

 not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil; 


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. 


8

 Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre, 


9

 having the secret of the faith in a pure conscience, 


10

 and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable. 


11

 Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things. 


12

 Ministrants -- let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, and their own houses, 


13

 for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that [is] in Christ Jesus. 


14

 These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon, 


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, 


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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