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1 A faithful saying: If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth good work. 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher, 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
6 Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil. 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.
7 Moreover, he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 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 Deacons in like manner: chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre: 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
9 Holding the mystery of faith in a pure conscience. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved: and so let them minister, having no crime. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 The women in like manner: chaste, not slanderers, but sober, faithful in all things. 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 deacons be the husbands of one wife: who rule well their children and their own houses. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.
13 For they that have ministered well shall purchase to themselves a good degree and much confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
14 These things I write to thee, hoping that I shall come to thee shortly. 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground 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 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory. 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.