1 Timothy 3:10

“And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And let these also first be proued; then let them vse the office of a Deacon, being found blamelesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they be blameless.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let these first be put to the test; then let them become Deacons if there is nothing against them.
- Basic English Bible

And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge [against them].
- Darby Bible

And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
- Webster's Bible

And they must also be well-tried men, and when found to be of unblemished character then let them serve as deacons.
- Weymouth Bible

Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless.
- World English Bible

But be thei preued first, and mynystre so, hauynge no cryme.
- Wycliffe Bible

and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 3:10


3:10 Let these he proved first - Let a trial be made how they believe. Then let them minister - Let them be fixed in that office.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 3:10


1Ti 3:10 Let these also first be proved. Not novices, but men fully tested. Before they use the office of a deacon, their character must be thoroughly examined, and they must be found blameless.

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