1 Timothy: Chapter 03

The First Epistle to Timothy. The 3rd Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
3:1 A faithful word I shall say. If any man desire a bishopric, he desireth a good work. This is a true saying: If a man covet the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. This is a true saying, If any man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a worthy work. This is a true saying: If a man desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth a good work.
3:2 Therefore it behooveth a bishop to be irreprehensible, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, chaste, virtuous, holding hospitality, a teacher; Yea and a bishop must be faultless, the husband of one wife, sober, of honest behaviour, honestly apparelled, harborous, apt to teach, A bishop therefore must be unreproveable, the husband of one wife, watching, sober, modest, harborous, apt to teach, A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach,
3:3 not given much to wine, not smiter, but temperate, not litigious, not covetous, not drunken, no fighter, not given to filthy lucre: but gentle, abhorring fighting, abhorring covetousness, Not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, no fighter, not covetous, Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
3:4 well-ruling his house, having sons subject with all chastity; and one that ruleth his own house honestly, having children under obedience, with all honesty. One that can rule his own house honestly, having children under obedience with all honesty. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity.
3:5 for if any man know not how to govern his house, how shall he have diligence of the church of God? For if a man cannot rule his own house, how shall he care for the congregation of god. For if any cannot rule his own house, how shall 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?)
3:6 not new converted to the faith, lest he be borne up into pride, and fall into the doom of the devil. He may not be a young man, lest he swell and fall into the judgement of the evil speaker. He may not be a young scholar, lest he being puffed up fall into the condemnation of the devil. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
3:7 For it behooveth him to have also good witnessing of them that be withoutforth, that he fall not into reproof, and into the snare of the devil. He must also be well reported of among them which are withoutforth, lest he fall into rebuke, and into the snare of the evil speaker. He must also be well reported of, even of them which are without, lest he fall into rebuke, and the snare of the devil. Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without, lest he fall into reproach, and the snare of the devil.
3:8 Also it behooveth deacons to be chaste, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not following foul winning; Likewise must the deacons be honest, not double-tongued, not given unto much drinking, neither unto filthy lucre: Likewise must deacons be honest, not double-tongued, not given unto much wine, neither to filthy lucre, Likewise must the Deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre,
3:9 having the mystery of faith in clean conscience. but having the mystery of the faith in pure conscience. Having the mystery of the faith in pure conscience. Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
3:10 And forsooth be they proved first, that they minister so, having no crime. And let them first be proved, and then let them minister, if they be found faultless. And let them first be proved: then let them minister, if they be found blameless. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a Deacon, being found blameless.
3:11 Also it behooveth women to be chaste, not backbiting, sober, faithful in all things. Even so must their wives be honest, not evil speakers: but sober, and faithful in all things. Likewise their wives must be honest, not evil speakers, but sober, and faithful in all things. Even so must their wives be grave: not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
3:12 Deacons be they husbands of one wife; which govern well their sons and their houses. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife and such as rule their children well, and their own households. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, and such as can rule their children well, and their own households. Let the Deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children, and their own houses well.
3:13 For they that shall minister well, shall get a good degree to themselves, and much trust in the faith, that is in Christ Jesus. For they that minister well, get themselves good degree, and great liberty in the faith, which is in Christ Jesus. For they that have ministered well, get themselves a good degree, & great liberty in the faith, which is in Christ Jesus. 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.
3:14 Son Timothy, I write to thee these things, hoping me to come soon to thee; These things write I unto thee, trusting to come shortly unto thee. These things write I unto thee, trusting to come very shortly unto thee. These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly.
3:15 but if I tarry, that thou knowest, how it behooveth thee to live in the house of God, that is the church of living God, a pillar and firmness of truth. And if I come not, that thou mayest yet have knowledge how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the congregation of the living God, the pillar and ground of truth. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest yet know, how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar & ground of truth. 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.
3:16 And openly it is a great sacrament of piety, that that is shewed in flesh, is justified in Spirit, it appeared to angels, it is preached to heathen men, it is believed in the world, it is taken up into glory. And without nay great is that mystery of godliness. God was shewed in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, was seen of angels, was preached unto the gentiles, was believed on in earth and received up in glory. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness, which is, God is manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up in glory. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
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