1 Timothy 3:4
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New International Version
He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.

New Living Translation
He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him.

English Standard Version
He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,

Berean Study Bible
An overseer must manage his own household well and keep his children under control, with complete dignity.

Berean Literal Bible
managing the own house well, having children in submission, with all dignity--

New American Standard Bible
He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

King James Bible
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.

International Standard Version
He must manage his own family well and have children who are submissive and respectful in every way.

NET Bible
He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity.

New Heart English Bible
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he governs his house well, and holds his children in subjection with all purity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must manage his own family well. His children should respectfully obey him.

New American Standard 1977
He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

Jubilee Bible 2000
one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all integrity;

King James 2000 Bible
One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all respect;

American King James Version
One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

American Standard Version
one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Douay-Rheims Bible
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity.

Darby Bible Translation
conducting his own house well, having [his] children in subjection with all gravity;

English Revised Version
one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Webster's Bible Translation
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Weymouth New Testament
but ruling his own household wisely and well, with children kept under control with true dignity.

World English Bible
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;

Young's Literal Translation
his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity,
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
3not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money. 4An overseer must manage his own household well and keep his children under control, with complete dignity. 5For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for the church of God?…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:24
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

1 Timothy 3:12
A deacon must be the husband of but one wife, a good manager of his children and of his own household.
Treasury of Scripture

One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

ruleth.

1 Timothy 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children …

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household …

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

Psalm 101:2-8 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come …

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave …

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children …

with.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

Titus 2:2,7 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in …

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