9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.

Other Translations of 1 Timothy 3:9

King James Version

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

English Standard Version

9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

The Message

9 They must be reverent before the mystery of the faith, not using their position to try to run things.

New King James Version

9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.

New Living Translation

9 They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Timothy 3:9

Commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-13

(Read 1 Timothy 3:8-13)

The deacons were at first appointed to distribute the charity of the church, and to manage its concerns, yet pastors and evangelists were among them. The deacons had a great trust reposed in them. They must be grave, serious, prudent men. It is not fit that public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are found fit for the business with which they are to be trusted. All who are related to ministers, must take great care to walk as becomes the gospel of Christ.