1 Timothy 3:8
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New International Version
In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

New Living Translation
In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money.

English Standard Version
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

Berean Study Bible
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued or given to much wine or greedy for money.

Berean Literal Bible
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not being given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain,

New American Standard Bible
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,

King James Bible
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,

International Standard Version
Ministers, too, must be serious. They must not be two-faced, addicted to wine, or greedy for money.

NET Bible
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain,

New Heart English Bible
Deacons, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not devoted to a lot of wine, not greedy for money;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way also, Ministers should be pure and should not double-speak, neither be inclined to much wine, neither love defiled riches,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Deacons must also be of good character. They must not be two-faced or addicted to alcohol. They must not use shameful ways to make money.

New American Standard 1977
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise the deacons must be honest, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain;

King James 2000 Bible
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain;

American King James Version
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

American Standard Version
Deacons in like manner must be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Deacons in like manner chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre:

Darby Bible Translation
Ministers, in like manner, grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not seeking gain by base means,

English Revised Version
Deacons in like manner must be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Webster's Bible Translation
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre,

Weymouth New Testament
Deacons, in the same way, must be men of serious demeanour, not double-tongued, nor addicted to much wine, nor greedy of base gain,

World English Bible
Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money;

Young's Literal Translation
Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:8-13 The deacons were at first appointed to distribute the charity of the church, and to manage its concerns, yet pastors and evangelists were among them. The deacons had a great trust reposed in them. They must be grave, serious, prudent men. It is not fit that public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are found fit for the business with which they are to be trusted. All who are related to ministers, must take great care to walk as becomes the gospel of Christ.
Study Bible
Qualifications for Deacons
7Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil. 8Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued or given to much wine or greedy for money. 9They must hold to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.…
Cross References
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 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:3
not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money.

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.

1 Timothy 5:23
Stop drinking only water and use a little wine instead, because of your stomach and your frequent ailments.

Titus 1:7
As God's steward, an overseer must be above reproach--not self-absorbed, not quick tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not greedy for money.

Titus 2:3
Older women, likewise, are to be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers or addicted to much wine, but teachers of good.

1 Peter 5:2
Be shepherds of God's flock that is among you, watching over them not out of compulsion, but because it is God's will; not out of greed, but out of eagerness;
Treasury of Scripture

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

the deacons.

Acts 6:3-6 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, …

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

be. See on ver.

1 Timothy 3:4 One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection …

double-tongued.

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is …

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips …

Psalm 50:19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

Psalm 52:2 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used …

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, …

not given. See on ver.

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, …

Leviticus 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, …

Ezekiel 44:21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

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