Greeting

Paul(A) and Timothy,(B) slaves of Christ Jesus:

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,(C) including the overseers(D) and deacons.(E)

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An overseer,(A) therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible,(B) respectable, hospitable,(C) an able teacher,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:2 Or hospitable, skillful in teaching

For an overseer,(A) as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,

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25 For you were like sheep going astray,(A)[a]
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd(B) and Guardian[b] of your souls.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:25 Is 53:6
  2. 1 Peter 2:25 Or Overseer

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