The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task.
Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money.
He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way;
for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God's church?
He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil;
moreover he must be well thought of by outsiders, or he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)