1 Timothy 3:1
Strong's Lexicon
[This is] a trustworthy
Πιστὸς (Pistos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

saying:
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

If
εἴ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

aspires to be
ὀρέγεται (oregetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3713: To stretch forth, mid: To hanker after, long for, be eager for, aspire to.

an overseer,
ἐπισκοπῆς (episkopēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1984: From episkeptomai; inspection; by implication, superintendence; specially, the Christian 'episcopate'.

he desires
ἐπιθυμεῖ (epithymei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1937: To long for, covet, lust after, set the heart upon. From epi and thumos; to set the heart upon, i.e. Long for.

a noble
καλοῦ (kalou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

task.
ἔργου (ergou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
This saying is trustworthy: “ If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work.”

New American Standard Bible
It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires [to do].

King James Bible
This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.

New Living Translation
This is a trustworthy saying: "If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position."

English Standard Version
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

New American Standard Bible
It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

King James Bible
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This saying is trustworthy: "If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work."

International Standard Version
This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he.

NET Bible
This saying is trustworthy: "If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work."

American Standard Version
Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

English Revised Version
Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Young's Literal Translation
Stedfast is the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;






Cross References
Acts 20:28
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

1 Timothy 1:15
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 2:15
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1 Timothy 2:14
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1 Timothy 2:13
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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

1 Timothy 3:4
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
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