1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9

1 Timothy 3 (Young's Literal Translation)

 1Stedfast [is] the word: If any one the oversight [epi-scopas] doth long for, a right work he desireth;

 2it behoveth, therefore, the overseer [epi-scopon] to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach,

 3not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,

 4his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity,

 5(and if any one his own house [how] to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?)

 6not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil;

 7and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil.

 8Ministrants [diaconous] -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre,

 9having the secret of the faith in a pure conscience,

 10and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable.

 11Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things.

 12Ministrants [diaconoi] -- let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, and their own houses,

 13for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that [is] in Christ Jesus.

 14These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon,

 15and if I delay, that thou mayest know how it behoveth [thee] to conduct thyself in the house of God, which is an assembly of the living God -- a pillar and foundation of the truth,

 16and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!

Titus 1 (Young's Literal Translation)

 1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of the choice ones of God, and an acknowledging of truth that [is] according to piety,

 2upon hope of life age-during, which God, who doth not lie, did promise before times of ages,

 3(and He manifested in proper times His word,) in preaching, which I was entrusted with, according to a charge of God our Saviour,

 4to Titus -- true child according to a common faith: Grace, kindness, peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour!

 5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that the things lacking thou mayest arrange, and mayest set down in every city elders [presbuterous], as I did appoint to thee;

 6if any one [of the elders] is blameless, of one wife a husband, having children stedfast, not under accusation of riotous living or insubordinate --

 7for it behoveth the overseer [epi-scopon] to be blameless, as God's steward, not self-pleased, nor irascible, not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre;

 8but a lover of strangers, a lover of good men, sober-minded, righteous, kind, self-controlled,

 9holding -- according to the teaching -- to the stedfast word, that he may be able also to exhort in the sound teaching, and the gainsayers to convict;

 10for there are many both insubordinate, vain-talkers, and mind-deceivers -- especially they of the circumcision --

 11whose mouth it behoveth to stop, who whole households do overturn, teaching what things it behoveth not, for filthy lucre's sake.

 12A certain one of them, a prophet of their own, said -- `Cretans! always liars, evil beasts, lazy bellies!'

 13this testimony is true; for which cause convict them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

 14not giving heed to Jewish fables and commands of men, turning themselves away from the truth;

 15all things, indeed, [are] pure to the pure, and to the defiled and unstedfast [is] nothing pure, but of them defiled [are] even the mind and the conscience;

 16God they profess to know, and in the works they deny [Him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work disapproved.

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