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1 Timothy 3:1

Overseers and Deacons

1 aIt is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the boffice of 1overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

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

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.

1 Timothy 3:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

1 Timothy 3:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

1 Timothy 3:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be a church leader, he desires an honorable position.”

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

This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.

1 Timothy 3:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

What I say is true: Anyone wanting to become an overseer desires a good work.

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

Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

1 Timothy 3:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.

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

This is a statement that can be trusted: If anyone sets his heart on being a bishop,he desires something excellent.

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

This saying is trustworthy: “If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work.”

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

The saying is sure: whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.

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

The saying is trustworthy: if anyone aspires to supervision, he desires a good work.

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

Here is a saying you can trust. If anyone wants to be a leader in the church, he wants to do a good work for God and people.