Overseers and Deacons

1 1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the 2office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
3 8not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, 9free from the love of money.
4 He must be one who 10manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of 11the church of God?),
6 and not a new convert, so * that he will not become 12conceited and fall into the 13condemnation incurred by the devil.
7 And he must 14have a good reputation with 15those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and 16the snare of the devil.