and not a newconvert, so that he will not become 1conceited and fall into the 2condemnationaincurred by the devil.
And he must3have a goodreputation with 4thoseoutside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and 5the snare of the devil.
86Deaconslikewise must be men of dignity, not bdouble-tongued, c7oraddicted to muchwined8orfond of sordidgain,
99but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clearconscience.
1010These men must alsofirst be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyondreproach.
11eWomen must likewise be dignified, 11not maliciousgossips, but 12temperate, faithful in allthings.
1213Deacons must be 14husbands of only onewife, and f15goodmanagers of their children and their ownhouseholds.
For those who have servedwell as deacons16obtain for themselves a ghighstanding and greatconfidence in the faith that is in ChristJesus.
I am writingthesethings to you, hoping to come to you beforelong;
but hin case I amdelayed, I write so that you will knowhowione ought to conduct himself in 17the household of God, which is the 18church of 19the livingGod, the 20pillar and support of the truth.
By commonconfession, great is 21the mystery of godliness: He who was 22revealed in the flesh, Was j23vindicatedkin the Spirit, 24Seen by angels, 25Proclaimedamong the nations, 26Believed on in the world, 27Taken up in glory.