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3:2 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3:3 no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money;
3:4 one that ruleth well his own house, having [his] children in subjection with all gravity;
3:5 (but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
3:6 not a novice, lest being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
3:7 Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
3:8 Deacons in like manner [must be] grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
3:9 holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they be blameless.
3:12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling [their] children and their own houses well.
3:13 For they that have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly;
3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.