And he must1have a goodreputation with 2thoseoutside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and 3the snare of the devil.
84Deaconslikewise must be men of dignity, not adouble-tongued, b5oraddicted to muchwinec6orfond of sordidgain,
97but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clearconscience.
108These men must alsofirst be tested ; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyondreproach.
11dWomen must likewise be dignified, 9not maliciousgossips, but 10temperate, faithful in allthings.
1211Deacons must be 12husbands of only onewife, and e13goodmanagers of their children and their ownhouseholds.
For those who have servedwell as deacons14obtain for themselves a fhighstanding and greatconfidence in the faith that is in ChristJesus.
I am writingthesethings to you, hoping to come to you beforelong ;
but gin case I amdelayed, I write so that you will knowhowhone ought to conduct himself in 15the household of God, which is the 16church of 17the livingGod, the 18pillar and support of the truth.
By commonconfession, great is 19the mystery of godliness : He who was 20revealed in the flesh, Was i21vindicatedjin the Spirit, 22Seen by angels, 23Proclaimedamong the nations, 24Believed on in the world, 25Taken up in glory.