New American Standard Bible
namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
King James Bible
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
Darby Bible Translation
if any one be free from all charge against him, husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly.
World English Bible
if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior.
Young's Literal Translation
if any one is blameless, of one wife a husband, having children stedfast, not under accusation of riotous living or insubordinate --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife - See the notes at 1 Timothy 3:2.
Having faithful children - See the notes at 1 Timothy 3:4-5. That is, having a family well-governed, and well-trained in religion. The word here - πιστὰ pista - applied to the children, and rendered faithful, does not necessarily mean that they should be truly pious, but it is descriptive of those who had been well-trained, and were in due subordination. If a man's family were not of his character - if his children were insubordinate, and opposed to religion - if they were decided infidels or scoffers, it would show that there was such a deficiency in the head of the family that he could not be safely entrusted with the government of the church; compare the notes at 1 Timothy 3:5. It is probably true, also, that the preachers at that time would be selected, as far as practicable, from those whose families were all Christians. There might be great impropriety in placing a man over a church, a part of whose family were Jews or heathens.
Not accused of riot - That is, whose children were not accused of riot. This explains what is meant by faithful. The word rendered "riot" - ἀσωτία asōtia - is translated excess in Ephesians 5:18, and riot in Titus 1:6; 1 Peter 4:4. It does not elsewhere occur in the New Testament, though the word riotous is found in Luke 15:13; see it explained in the notes at Ephesians 5:18. The meaning here is, that they should not be justly accused of this; this should not be their character. It would, doubtless, be a good reason now why a man should not be ordained to the ministry that he had a dissipated and disorderly family.
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And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
1 Timothy 1:9
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
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