1 Timothy 3:1
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New International Version
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.

New Living Translation
This is a trustworthy saying: "If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position."

English Standard Version
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

Berean Study Bible
This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble task.

Berean Literal Bible
Trustworthy is the saying: If anyone aspires to overseership, he is desirous of a good work.

New American Standard Bible
It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

King James Bible
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This saying is trustworthy: "If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work."

International Standard Version
This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he.

NET Bible
This saying is trustworthy: "If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is a trustworthy saying, that if a man desires Eldership, he desires a good work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is a statement that can be trusted: If anyone sets his heart on being a bishop, he desires something excellent.

New American Standard 1977
It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Word is faithful, If anyone desires the office of a bishop, {to be a pastor or elder in the congregation}, he desires a difficult ministry.

King James 2000 Bible
This is a true saying, If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

American King James Version
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

American Standard Version
Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful saying: if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Darby Bible Translation
The word [is] faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.

English Revised Version
Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is a true saying, If a man desireth the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Weymouth New Testament
Faithful is the saying, "If any one is eager to have the oversight of a Church, he desires a noble work."

World English Bible
This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work.

Young's Literal Translation
Stedfast is the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-7 If a man desired the pastoral office, and from love to Christ, and the souls of men, was ready to deny himself, and undergo hardships by devoting himself to that service, he sought to be employed in a good work, and his desire should be approved, provided he was qualified for the office. A minister must give as little occasion for blame as can be, lest he bring reproach upon his office. He must be sober, temperate, moderate in all his actions, and in the use of all creature-comforts. Sobriety and watchfulness are put together in Scripture, they assist one the other. The families of ministers ought to be examples of good to all other families. We should take heed of pride; it is a sin that turned angels into devils. He must be of good repute among his neighbours, and under no reproach from his former life. To encourage all faithful ministers, we have Christ's gracious word of promise, Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, Mt 28:20. And he will fit his ministers for their work, and carry them through difficulties with comfort, and reward their faithfulness.
Study Bible
Qualifications for Overseers
1This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,…
Cross References
Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

1 Timothy 1:15
This is a trustworthy saying, worthy of full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.
Treasury of Scripture

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

is a.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

1 Timothy 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also …

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly…

the office.

1 Timothy 3:2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, …

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

1 Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd …

bishop.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an …

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

desireth.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels …

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the …

Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for …

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the …

James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him…

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