New Living Translation
A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.
King James Bible
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting their children and their own houses well:
World English Bible
Let servants 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,
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LibraryThe Unity of the Divine Essence, and the Trinity of Persons.
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The Servant's Triumph
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 3:2
So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach.
1 Timothy 3:4
He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him.
1 Timothy 3:8
In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money.
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