King James Version (KJV)
- But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority
over the man, but to be in silence.
3 The aged
women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine,
teachers of good things;
4 That they
may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,
5 [To be]
discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their
own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a
bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop
then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant,
sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to
3 Not given
to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but
patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that
ruleth 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?)
6 Not a
novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the
condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he
must have a good report of them which are without; lest he
fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
[must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given
to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the
mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let
these also first be proved; then let them use the office of
a deacon, being [found] blameless.
11 Even so
[must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober,
faithful in all things.
12 Let the
deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children
and their own houses well.
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.
6 If any be
blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children
not accused of riot or unruly.
7 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;
8 But a lover
of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy,
fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may
be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the
Let the woman learn in silence with all
But I suffer not a woman to teach,
nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own
husbands, as unto the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife,
even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the
saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject
unto Christ, so let
the wives be
to their own husbands in every thing.
Let your women keep silence in the
churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but
commanded to be under obedience, as also saith
And if they will learn any thing, let them
ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to
speak in the church.
1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own
husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may
without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;