10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
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11 In the same way, the womena are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
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    • f 3:11 - Possibly deacons’ wives or women who are deacons
      12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
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          13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

          Reasons for Paul’s Instructions

          14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
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              15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
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              16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit,bwas seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
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                • g 3:16 - Or "vindicated in spirit"