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1 Here is a statement you can trust: anyone aspiring to be a congregation leader is seeking worthwhile work. 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 A congregation leader must be above reproach, he must be faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, orderly, hospitable and able to teach. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 He must not drink excessively or get into fights; rather, he must be kind and gentle. He must not be a lover of money. 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own household well, having children who obey him with all proper respect; 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 for if a man can't manage his own household, how will he be able to care for God's Messianic Community? 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
6 He must not be a new believer, because he might become puffed up with pride and thus fall under the same judgment as did the Adversary. 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.
7 Furthermore, he must be well regarded by outsiders, so that he won't fall into disgrace and into the Adversary's trap. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.
8 Likewise, the shammashim must be of good character, people whose word can be trusted. They must not give themselves to excessive drinking or be greedy for dishonest gain. 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
9 They must possess the formerly hidden truth of the faith with a clean conscience. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
10 And first, let them be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them be appointed shammashim. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 Similarly, the wives must be of good character, not gossips, but temperate, faithful in everything. 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 Let the shammashim each be faithful to his wife, managing his children and household well. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.
13 For those who serve well as shammashim gain good standing for themselves and much boldness in the trust that comes through Yeshua the Messiah. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
14 I hope to visit you soon; but I am writing these things 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 so that if I am delayed, you may know how one should behave in the household of God, which is the Messianic Community of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
16 Great beyond all question is the formerly hidden truth underlying our faith: He was manifested physically and proved righteous spiritually, seen by angels and proclaimed among the nations, trusted throughout the world and raised up in glory to heaven. 16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.