This is a truesaying, If a mandesire the office of a bishop, he desireth a goodwork.2
A bishopthenmustbeblameless, the husband of onewife,vigilant,sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;3Not given to wine,nostriker,not greedy of filthy lucre;butpatient, not a brawler, not covetous;4
One that rulethwell his ownhouse,having his childreninsubjectionwithallgravity;5
(For if a manknownothow to rule his ownhouse,how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6Not a novice,alest being lifted up with pride he fallinto the condemnation of the devil.7Moreoverhemusthave a goodreportof them which are without;lest he fallintoreproachand the snare of the devil.