New American Standard Bible
These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
King James Bible
And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Darby Bible Translation
And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge against them.
World English Bible
Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless.
Young's Literal Translation
and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And let these also first be proved - That is, tried or tested in regard to the things which were the proper qualifications for the office. This does not mean that they were to be employed as "preachers," but that they were to undergo a proper trial in regard to their fitness for the office which they were to fill. They were not to be put into it without any opportunity of knowing what they were. It should be ascertained that they were grave, serious, temperate, trustworthy men; men who were sound in the faith, and who would not dishonor the office. It is not said here that there should be a "formal" trial, as if they were candidates for this office; but the meaning is, that they should have had an opportunity of making their character known, and should have gained such respect for their piety, and their other qualifications, that there would be reason to believe that they would perform the functions of the office well. Thus, in Acts 6:3, when deacons were first appointed, the church was directed to "look out seven men of honest report," who might be appointed to the office.
Then let them use the office of a deacon - Let them be appointed to this office, and fulfil its duties.
Being found blameless - If nothing can be alleged against their character see the notes on 1 Timothy 3:2.
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yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--
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Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.
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