Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money;
they must hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
And let them first be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them serve as deacons.
Women a likewise must be serious, not slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.
Let deacons be married only once, b and let them manage their children and their households well;
for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
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