1 Timothy 3:1-7

  1 G4103 A-NSM πιστος G3588 T-NSM ο G3056 N-NSM λογος G1487 COND ει G5100 X-NSM τις G1984 N-GSF επισκοπης G3713 (G5731) V-PMI-3S ορεγεται G2570 A-GSN καλου G2041 N-GSN εργου G1937 (G5719) V-PAI-3S επιθυμει
  2 G1163 (G5904) V-PQI-3S δει G3767 CONJ ουν G3588 T-ASM τον G1985 N-ASM επισκοπον G423 A-ASM ανεπιληπτον G1510 (G5750) V-PXN ειναι G1520 A-GSF μιας G1135 N-GSF γυναικος G435 N-ASM ανδρα G3524 A-ASM νηφαλεον G4998 A-ASM σωφρονα G2887 A-ASM κοσμιον G5382 A-ASM φιλοξενον G1317 A-ASM διδακτικον
  3 G3361 PRT-N μη G3943 A-ASM παροινον G3361 PRT-N μη G4131 N-ASM πληκτην G3361 PRT-N μη G146 A-ASM αισχροκερδη G235 CONJ αλλ G1933 A-ASM επιεικη G269 A-ASM αμαχον G866 A-ASM αφιλαργυρον
  4 G3588 T-GSM του G2398 A-GSM ιδιου G3624 N-GSM οικου G2573 ADV καλως G4291 (G5734) V-PMP-ASM προισταμενον G5043 N-APN τεκνα G2192 (G5723) V-PAP-ASM εχοντα G1722 PREP εν G5292 N-DSF υποταγη G3326 PREP μετα G3956 A-GSF πασης G4587 N-GSF σεμνοτητος
  5 G1487 COND ει G1161 CONJ δε G5100 X-NSM τις G3588 T-GSM του G2398 A-GSM ιδιου G3624 N-GSM οικου G4291 (G5629) V-2AAN προστηναι G3756 PRT-N ουκ G1492 (G5758) V-RAI-3S οιδεν G4459 ADV-I πως G1577 N-GSF εκκλησιας G2316 N-GSM θεου G1959 (G5695) V-FDI-3S επιμελησεται
  6 G3361 PRT-N μη G3504 A-ASM νεοφυτον G2443 CONJ ινα G3361 PRT-N μη G5187 (G5685) V-APP-NSM τυφωθεις G1519 PREP εις G2917 N-ASN κριμα G1706 (G5632) V-2AAS-3S εμπεση G3588 T-GSM του G1228 A-GSM διαβολου
  7 G1163 (G5904) V-PQI-3S δει G1161 CONJ δε G846 P-ASM αυτον G2532 CONJ και G3141 N-ASF μαρτυριαν G2570 A-ASF καλην G2192 (G5721) V-PAN εχειν G575 PREP απο G3588 T-GPM των G1855 ADV εξωθεν G2443 CONJ ινα G3361 PRT-N μη G1519 PREP εις G3680 N-ASM ονειδισμον G1706 (G5632) V-2AAS-3S εμπεση G2532 CONJ και G3803 N-ASF παγιδα G3588 T-GSM του G1228 A-GSM διαβολου
  1 G4103 This is a true G3056 saying G1536 , If a man G3713 desire [G5731]   G1984 the office of a bishop G1937 , he desireth [G5719]   G2570 a good G2041 work.
  2 G1985 A bishop G3767 then G1163 must [G5748]   G1511 be [G5750]   G423 blameless G435 , the husband G3391 of one G1135 wife G3524 , vigilant G4998 , sober G2887 , of good behaviour G5382 , given to hospitality G1317 , apt to teach;
  3 G3361 Not G3943 given to wine G3361 , no G4131 striker G3361 , not G146 greedy of filthy lucre G235 ; but G1933 patient G269 , not a brawler G866 , not covetous;
  4 G4291 One that ruleth [G5734]   G2573 well G2398 his own G3624 house G2192 , having [G5723]   G5043 his children G1722 in G5292 subjection G3326 with G3956 all G4587 gravity;
  5 G1161 (For G1536 if a man G1492 know G3756 not G1492 how [G5758]   G4291 to rule [G5629]   G2398 his own G3624 house G4459 , how G1959 shall he take care of [G5695]   G1577 the church G2316 of God?)
  6 G3361 Not G3504 a novice G3363 , lest G5187 being lifted up with pride [G5685]   G1706 he fall [G5632]   G1519 into G2917 the condemnation G1228 of the devil.
  7 G1161 Moreover G2532   G846 he G1163 must [G5748]   G2192 have [G5721]   G2570 a good G3141 report G575 of G1855 them which are without G3363 ; lest G1706 he fall [G5632]   G1519 into G3680 reproach G2532 and G3803 the snare G1228 of the devil.
ERV(i) 1 Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, soberminded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money; 4 one that ruleth well his own house, having [his] children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.