This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1 Timothy 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly...
1 Timothy 3:2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...
Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein...
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi...
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...
1 Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...
1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.
Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him...
ContextQualifications for Overseers
1This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
A faithful saying: if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Darby Bible Translation
The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.
King James Bible
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Young's Literal Translation
Stedfast is the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;