1 Timothy 3:2-12 (English Standard Version)

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2 Therefore 1an overseera must be above reproach, 2the husband of one wife,b3sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, 4hospitable, 5able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but 6gentle, not quarrelsome, 7not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity 8keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for 9God's church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may 10become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by 11outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into 12a snare of the devil.

Qualifications for Deacons

8 13Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,c14not addicted to much wine, 15not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must 16hold the mystery of the faith with 17a clear conscience. 10 And 18let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 19Their wives likewise mustd be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, 20faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be 21the husband of one wife, 22managing their children and their own households well.
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