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Every time a noun form of the word for “deacon” (vv. 8 and 12) or a participial form (v. 13) is used in 1 Timothy 3 it is always masculine and plural. When Paul talks about overseers he refers to them in the masculine gender. He does the same thing for deacons.
“ Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” (Matt. 1:23, NASB, 1977) These are the words of Matthew immediately after he wrote, “Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the...