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1 Timothy 3:2

So a church leader 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.

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1 Timothy 3:2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 3:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;

1 Timothy 3:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

An overseer must not give people a reason to criticize him, and he must have only one wife. He must be self-controlled, wise, respected by others, ready to welcome guests, and able to teach.

1 Timothy 3:2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 3:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 3:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A bishop must have a good reputation. He must have only one wife, be sober, use good judgment, be respectable, be hospitable, and be able to teach.

1 Timothy 3:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,

1 Timothy 3:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now a bishop must be above reproach, married only once, temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an apt teacher,

1 Timothy 3:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Therefore the overseer must be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, skillful in teaching,

1 Timothy 3:2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A leader must be free from blame. He must be faithful to his wife. In anything he does, he must not go too far. He must control himself. He must be worthy of respect. He must welcome people into his home. He must be able to teach.

1 Timothy 3:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,