New Living Translation
Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.
King James Bible
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Darby Bible Translation
for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, and much boldness in faith which is in Christ Jesus.
World English Bible
For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that is in Christ Jesus.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:13 They purchase a good degree - Or step, toward some higher office. And much boldness - From the testimony of a good conscience.
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 …
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The Servant's Triumph
"The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'
1 Timothy 3:14
I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon,
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