1Ti 3:1Faithful is the word: If anyone aspires to the overseership, he desires a good work.

1Ti 3:2The overseer then must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, of a sober mind, orderly, hospitable, apt to teach;

1Ti 3:3Not an excessive drinker; not a striker, but forbearing; not contentious; not fond of money;

1Ti 3:4One who manages well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity

1Ti 3:5(But if one does not know how to manage his own house, how will he care for the church of God?);

1Ti 3:6Not a new convert, lest being blinded with pride he fall into the judgment suffered by the devil.

1Ti 3:7And he also must have a good testimony from those outside, that he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1Ti 3:8Deacons must similarly be grave, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for base gain;

1Ti 3:9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1Ti 3:10And these also must first be proved; then let them minister if they are unreprovable.

1Ti 3:11Women similarly must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

1Ti 3:12Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own houses well.

1Ti 3:13For those who have ministered well obtain for themselves a good standing and much boldness in faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

1Ti 3:14These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly.

1Ti 3:15But if I delay, I write that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.

1Ti 3:16And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was manifested in the flesh, / Justified in the Spirit, / Seen by angels, / Preached among the nations, / Believed on in the world, / Taken up in glory.

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