Deacons,1 likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine,2 and not pursuing dishonest gain.
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They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.3
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They must first be tested;4 and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
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In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers5 but temperate6 and trustworthy in everything.
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A deacon must be the husband of but one wife7 and must manage his children and his household well.8
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Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.