One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Treasury of Scripture
1 Timothy 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...
Psalm 101:2-8 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart...
Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.
Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...
Titus 2:2,7 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience...
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
one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity.
Darby Bible Translation
conducting his own house well, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
King James Bible
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Young's Literal Translation
his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity,