2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

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      3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

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      4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of fulla respect.

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        • d 3:4 - Or "him with proper"
          5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

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          6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.

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          7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

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