Therefore 1an overseera must be above reproach, 2the husband of one wife,b3sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, 4hospitable, 5able to teach,
not a drunkard, not violent but 6gentle, not quarrelsome, 7not a lover of money.
He must manage his own household well, with all dignity 8keeping his children submissive,
for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for 9God's church?
He must not be a recent convert, or he may 10become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover, he must be well thought of by 11outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into 12a snare of the devil.
813Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,c14not addicted to much wine, 15not greedy for dishonest gain.
They must 16hold the mystery of the faith with 17a clear conscience.
And 18let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.
1119Their wives likewise mustd be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, 20faithful in all things.
Let deacons each be 21the husband of one wife, 22managing their children and their own households well.