1 Timothy 3:13

“For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they that haue vsed the office of a Deacon well, purchase to themselues a good degree, and great boldnesse in the faith, which is in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they that have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For those who have done good work as Deacons get for themselves a good position and become free from fear in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, and much boldness in faith which [is] in Christ Jesus.
- Darby Bible

For they that have used the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

For those who have filled the deacon's office wisely and well, are already gaining for themselves an honourable standing, and are acquiring great freedom of speech in proclaiming the faith which rests on Christ Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

For thei that mynystren wel, schulen gete a good degre to hem silf, and myche triste in the feith, that is in Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 3:13


3:13 They purchase a good degree - Or step, toward some higher office. And much boldness - From the testimony of a good conscience.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 3:13


1Ti 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well. These demands for the office are high, for those who exercise it well purchase themselves a good degree. Secure a high position in the church and in God's favor. And great boldness in the faith. To fill these duties well gives strength, and often fits for higher duties. Stephen (Ac 6:5,8-10) and Philip (Ac 6:5 8:5,35,40 21:8) became evangelists.

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