1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice,a lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover* he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.