1 Timothy 3:5
Good News Translation
For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of the church of God?

Contemporary English Version
If they don't know how to control their own families, how can they look after God's people?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

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But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

if.

1 Samuel 2:29,30 Why have you kicked away my victims, and my gifts which I commanded to be offered in the temple: and thou hast rather honoured thy sons than me, to eat the firstfruits of every sacrifice of my people Israel? . . .

1 Samuel 3:13 For I have foretold unto him, that I will judge his house for ever, for iniquity, because he knew that his sons did wickedly, and did not chastise them.

the church.

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.

Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Ephesians 1:22 And he hath subjected all things under his feet and hath made him head over all the church,

Ephesians 5:24,32 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ: so also let the wives be to their husbands in all things. . . .

Context
Qualifications for Overseers
4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity. 5But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? 6Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:32
Be without offence to the Jew, and to the Gentiles and to the church of God:

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.

Additional Translations
For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for the church of God?

but if one does not know how to manage the own household, how will he care for the church of God?--

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

(but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

(but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?)

(but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

(For if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)



(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)

(and if any one his own house how to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?)
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