Now the overseer must be above reproach,1 the husband of but one wife,2 temperate,3 self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,4 able to teach,53
not given to drunkenness,6 not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,7 not a lover of money.84
He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.95
(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)106
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited11 and fall under the same judgment12 as the devil.
He must also have a good reputation with outsiders,13 so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.14