1 Timothy 3:3

“Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 3:3

Not giuen to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not couetous;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not quickly moved to wrath or blows, but gentle; no fighter, no lover of money;
- Basic English Bible

not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,
- Darby Bible

Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient; not a brawler, not covetous;
- Webster's Bible

not a hard drinker nor given to blows; not selfish or quarrelsome or covetous;
- Weymouth Bible

not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
- World English Bible

not youun myche to wyn, not a smytere, but temperat, not ful of chiding, not coueitouse, wel reulinge his hous,
- Wycliffe Bible

not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 3:3

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 3:3


3:1 He desireth a good work - An excellent, but laborious, employment.

3:2 Therefore - That he may be capable of it. A bishop - Or pastor of a congregation. Must be blameless - Without fault or just suspicion. The husband of one wife - This neither means that a bishop must be married, nor that he may not marry a second wife; which it is just as lawful for him to do as to marry a first, and may in some cases be his bounden duty. But whereas polygamy and divorce on slight occasions were common both among the Jews and heathens, it teaches us that ministers, of all others, ought to stand clear of those sins. Vigilant, prudent - Lively and zealous, yet calm and wise. Of good behaviour - Naturally flowing from that vigilance and prudence.

3:4 Having his children in subjection with all seriousness - For levity undermines all domestic authority; and this direction, by a parity of reason, belongs to all parents.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 3:3


1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine. Not a drunken brawler is the idea of the Greek. We must always bear in mind that the church had been formed of Gentiles whose morals had been at a very low standard.

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