New International Version
(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
King James Bible
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Darby Bible Translation
(but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?)
World English Bible
(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)
Young's Literal Translation
(and if any one his own house how to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?)
1 Timothy 3:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For if a man know not - Method is a matter of great importance in all the affairs of life. It is a true saying, He that does little with his head must do much with his hands; and even then the business is not half done for want of method. Now, he who has a proper method of doing business will show it in every affair of life, even the least. He who has a disorderly family has no government of that family; he probably has none because he has no method, no plan, of presiding. It was natural for the apostle to say, If a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God? Look at a man's domestic arrangements; if they be not good, he should not be trusted with any branch of government, whether ecclesiastical or civil.
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'Great is the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh.' I Tim 3:16. Q-xxvii: WHEREIN DID CHRIST'S HUMILIATION CONSIST? A: In his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross. Christ's humiliation consisted in his incarnation, his taking flesh, and being born. It was real flesh that Christ took; not the image of a body (as the Manichees erroneously held), but a true body; therefore he …
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1 Corinthians 10:32
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--
1 Timothy 3:15
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
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