New Living Translation
This is a trustworthy saying: "If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position."
King James Bible
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Darby Bible Translation
The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.
World English Bible
This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work.
Young's Literal Translation
Stedfast is the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 He desireth a good work - An excellent, but laborious, employment.
LibraryThe Unity of the Divine Essence, and the Trinity of Persons.
Deut. vi. 4.--"Hear O Israel the Lord our God is one Lord."--1 John v. 7. "There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one." "Great is the mystery of godliness," 1 Tim. iii. 16. Religion and true godliness is a bundle of excellent mysteries--of things hid from the world, yea, from the wise men of the world, (1 Cor. ii. 6.) and not only so, but secrets in their own nature, the distinct knowledge whereof is not given to saints in this estate …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Servant's Triumph
"So guard yourselves and God's people. Feed and shepherd God's flock--his church, purchased with his own blood--over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.
This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. I am writing to all of God's holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the elders and deacons.
1 Timothy 1:15
This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"--and I am the worst of them all.
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