Bible verses about "leader" | Thomson

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All scripture, given by divine inspiration, is indeed profitable for doctrine, for conviction, for reformation, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly fitted for every good work.

1 Timothy 3:1-13

1 This is a faithful word. If any one desireth the office of an overseer, he desireth a good work. 2 The overseer therefore ought to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, discreet, well behaved, hospitable, qualified to teach, 3 not addicted to wine, no striker, not attached to sordid gain, but of a gentle disposition, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money, 4 one who presideth well over his own household, having his children in due subordination, with all gravity, 5 [for if one doth not know how to preside over his own household, how can he take care of the congregation of God;] 6 not one newly converted, lest, being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 He ought also to have a good character from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Almoners in like manner should be grave, not double tongued, not addicted to much wine, not attached to sordid gain, 9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience; 10 and let even such be first tried, then, if found blameless, let them exercise the office of almoners. 11 Women in like manner should be grave, not addicted to slander, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let almoners be the husbands of one wife, presiding well over their children and their own households; 13 for they who discharge the office of an almoner well, acquire for themselves an honourable rank, and much freedom of speech in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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