New International Version
They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
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.
1 Timothy 3:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let these - be proved - Let them not be young converts, or persons lately brought to the knowledge of the truth. This is the same in spirit with what is required of the bishops, 1 Timothy 3:6.
Let no man be put into an office in the Church till he has given full proof of his sincerity and steadiness, by having been for a considerable time a consistent private member of the Church.
Being found blameless - Ανεγκλητοι οντες· Being irreproachable; persons against whom no evil can be proved. The same as in 1 Timothy 3:2, though a different word is used. See the note on 1 Timothy 3:2.
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