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1 Timothy 3:4–5

qOne that ruleth well his own house, qhaving his children in subjection with all rgravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of sthe church of God?)

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1 Timothy 3:4–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

He must be a good family leader, having children who cooperate with full respect. (If someone does not know how to lead the family, how can that person take care of God’s church?)

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

conducting his own house well, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?)

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He must manage his own family well. His children should respectfully obey him. (If a man doesn’t know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?)

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way— for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

managing his own household well, having children in submission with all dignity (but if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

He must manage his own family well. He must make sure that his children obey him and show him proper respect. Suppose someone doesn’t know how to manage his own family. Then how can he take care of God’s church?

1 Timothy 3:4–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),