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1 Timothy 3:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they be blameless.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge [against them].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But let, these also, be proved first, then, let them be ministering, being, unaccusable:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And let these also first be proved: and so let them minister, having no crime.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And let these also first be proued; then let them vse the office of a Deacon, being [found] blamelesse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And these are to be proved first, and then to minister, being without blame.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And let them be first tried, and then let them serve, if they are without blame.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And y1161
[1161] Standard
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
let y1381
[1381] Standard
δοκιμάζω
dokimazo
{dok-im-ad'-zo}
From G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication to approve.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
these 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
also y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
x1161
(1161) Complement
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
first 4412
{4412} Prime
πρῶτον
proton
{pro'-ton}
Neuter of G4413 as an adverb (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance).
be proved; 1381
{1381} Prime
δοκιμάζω
dokimazo
{dok-im-ad'-zo}
From G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication to approve.
z5744
<5744> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 48
then 1534
{1534} Prime
εἶτα
eita
{i'-tah}
Of uncertain affinity; a particle of succession (in time or logical enumeration), then, moreover.
let them use the office of a deacon, 1247
{1247} Prime
διακονέω
diakoneo
{dee-ak-on-eh'-o}
From G1249; to be an attendant, that is, wait upon (menially or as a host, friend or [figuratively] teacher); technically to act as a Christian deacon.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
being 5607
{5607} Prime
ὤν
on
{oan}
The feminine, the neuter and the present participle of G1510; being.
z5752
<5752> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 186
[found] blameless. 410
{0410} Prime
ἀνέγκλητος
anegkletos
{an-eng'-klay-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G1458; unaccused, that is, (by implication) irreproachable.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 3:10

_ _ “And moreover,” etc. [Alford].

_ _ be proved — not by a period of probation, but by a searching inquiry, conducted by Timothy, the ordaining president (1 Timothy 5:22), whether they be “blameless”; then when found so, “let them act as deacons.”

_ _ blamelessGreek, “unexceptionable”; as the result of public investigation unaccused [Tittmann].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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let these:

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

use:

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.
Acts 6:1-2 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. ... Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto them], and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

being:

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Titus 1:6-7 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. ... For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
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