1 Timothy 3:8
Strong's Lexicon
Deacons
Διακόνους (Diakonous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1249: Probably from an obsolete diako; an attendant, i.e. a waiter; specially, a Christian teacher and pastor.

likewise
ὡσαύτως (hōsautōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5615: In like manner, likewise, just so. From hos and an adverb from autos; as thus, i.e. In the same way.

[must be] dignified,
σεμνούς (semnous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4586: Venerable, honorable, grave, serious, dignified. From sebomai; venerable, i.e. Honorable.

not
μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

double-tongued
διλόγους (dilogous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1351: Double-tongued, deceitful. From dis and logos; equivocal, i.e. Telling a different story.

[or]
μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

given
προσέχοντας (prosechontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4337: From pros and echo; to hold the mind towards, i.e. Pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to.

to much
πολλῷ (pollō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

wine
οἴνῳ (oinō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3631: Wine. A primary word (yayin); 'wine'.

[or]
μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

greedy for money.
αἰσχροκερδεῖς (aischrokerdeis)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 146: Greedy, fond of base gain. From aischros and kerdos; sordid.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,

New American Standard Bible
Deacons likewise [must be] men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,

King James Bible
Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Parallel Verses
New International Version
In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

New Living Translation
In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money.

English Standard Version
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

New American Standard Bible
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,

King James Bible
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,

International Standard Version
Ministers, too, must be serious. They must not be two-faced, addicted to wine, or greedy for money.

NET Bible
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain,

American Standard Version
Deacons in like manner must be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

English Revised Version
Deacons in like manner must be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Young's Literal Translation
Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre,






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

1 Timothy 3:12
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

1 Timothy 5:23
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

Titus 1:7
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Titus 2:3
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

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 3:7
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:6
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
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