1 Timothy 3:12
Strong's Lexicon
A deacon
Διάκονοι (Diakonoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1249: Probably from an obsolete diako; an attendant, i.e. a waiter; specially, a Christian teacher and pastor.

must be
ἔστωσαν (estōsan)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the] husband
ἄνδρες (andres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

of but one
μιᾶς (mias)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

wife,
γυναικὸς (gynaikos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

a good
καλῶς (kalōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2573: Well, nobly, honorably, rightly. Adverb from kalos; well.

manager
προϊστάμενοι (proistamenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4291: From pro and histemi; to stand before, i.e. to preside, or to practise.

[of his] children
τέκνων (teknōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[of his]
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own
ἰδίων (idiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

household.
οἴκων (oikōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

New American Standard Bible
Deacons must be husbands of [only] one wife, [and] good managers of [their] children and their own households.

King James Bible
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.

New Living Translation
A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.

English Standard Version
Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.

New American Standard Bible
Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.

King James Bible
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

International Standard Version
Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families well.

NET Bible
Deacons must be husbands of one wife and good managers of their children and their own households.

American Standard Version
Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

English Revised Version
Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

Young's Literal Translation
Ministrants -- let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, and their own houses,






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

1 Timothy 3:8
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

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 3:11
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

1 Timothy 3:10
And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

1 Timothy 3:9
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1 Timothy 3:13
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:14
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

1 Timothy 3:15
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
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