1 Timothy 3:2
Good News Translation
A church leader must be without fault; he must have only one wife, be sober, self-controlled, and orderly; he must welcome strangers in his home; he must be able to teach;

Contemporary English Version
That's why officials must have a good reputation and be faithful in marriage. They must be self-controlled, sensible, well-behaved, friendly to strangers, and able to teach.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher,

New American Bible
Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable, married only once, temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable, able to teach,

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It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher,

bishop.

Titus 1:6-9 If any be without crime, the husband of one wife. having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly. . . .

blameless.

1 Timothy 3:10 And let these also first be proved: and so let them minister, having no crime.

Luke 1:6 And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world.

the husband.

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful and by them that have known the truth.

1 Timothy 5:9 Let a widow be chosen of no less than threescore years of age, who hath been the wife of one husband.

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ: yet so, if we hold the beginning of his substance firm unto the end.

vigilant.

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams.

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore and watch in prayers.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.

of good behaviour.

Romans 12:13 Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.

Titus 1:8 But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent:

Hebrews 13:2 And hospitality do not forget: for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.

1 Peter 4:9 Using hospitality one towards another, without murmuring,

apt.

2 Timothy 2:24 But the servant of the Lord must not wrangle: but be mild toward all men, apt to teach, patient,

Context
Qualifications for Overseers
1A faithful saying: If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth good work. 2It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher, 3Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but…
Cross References
Luke 2:36
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser. She was far advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity.

Romans 12:13
Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons in like manner: chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre:

1 Timothy 3:11
The women in like manner: chaste, not slanderers, but sober, faithful in all things.

1 Timothy 3:12
Let deacons be the husbands of one wife: who rule well their children and their own houses.

1 Timothy 5:9
Let a widow be chosen of no less than threescore years of age, who hath been the wife of one husband.

1 Timothy 5:10
Having testimony for her good works, if she have brought up children, if she have received to harbour, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have ministered to them that suffer tribulation, if she have diligently followed every good work.

1 Timothy 5:22
Impose not hands lightly upon any man, neither be partaker of other men's sins. Keep thyself chaste.

2 Timothy 2:24
But the servant of the Lord must not wrangle: but be mild toward all men, apt to teach, patient,

Titus 1:6
If any be without crime, the husband of one wife. having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly.

Titus 1:7
For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre:

Titus 1:8
But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent:

Titus 2:2
That the aged men be sober, chaste, prudent, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

Hebrews 13:2
And hospitality do not forget: for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.

1 Peter 4:9
Using hospitality one towards another, without murmuring,

Additional Translations
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Therefore it behooves the overseer to be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, soberminded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

A minister then must be a man of irreproachable character, true to his one wife, temperate, sober-minded, well-behaved, hospitable to strangers, and with a gift for teaching;

The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;

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