1 Timothy 3:2-4

Qualifications for Overseers

2 Therefore x an overseer 1 must be above reproach, y the husband of one wife, 2 z sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, a hospitable, b able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but c gentle, not quarrelsome, d not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity e keeping his children submissive,

  1. Cross References
    Titus 1:6 - 9
    If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.
  2. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:9
    Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband.
  3. Cross References
    1 Timothy 3:11
    Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.
    Titus 2:2
    Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
  4. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:9
    Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
  5. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:24
    And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil.
  6. Cross References
    Titus 3:2
    To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
  7. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:5
    Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you.
    1 Timothy 6:10
    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
  8. Cross References
    1 Timothy 3:12
    Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.
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