11It is a trustworthystatement: ifanymanaspires to the 2office of aoverseer, it is a finework he desires to do.
2b3An overseer, then, must be abovereproach, 4the husband of onewife, 5temperate, prudent, respectable, 6hospitable, 7able to teach,
38not addicted to winecorpugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, 9free from the love of money.
He must be one who 10manages his ownhouseholdwell, keeping his childrenundercontrol with alldignity5
(but if a man does not knowhow to manage his ownhousehold, how will he takecare of 11the church of God?),
and not a newconvert, so that he will not become 12conceited and fall into the 13condemnationdincurred by the devil.
And he must14have a goodreputation with 15thoseoutside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and 16the snare of the devil.
817Deaconslikewise must be men of dignity, not edouble-tongued, f18oraddicted to muchwineg19orfond of sordidgain,
920but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clearconscience.