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1 Stedfast [is] the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth; 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt 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 not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity, 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 (and if any one his own house [how] to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?) 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
6 not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a 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 and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a 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 Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre, 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
9 having the secret of the 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, then let them minister, being unblameable. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, 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 Ministrants -- let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, 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 those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that [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 to come unto thee soon, 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
15 and if I delay, that thou mayest know how it behoveth [thee] to conduct thyself in the house of God, which is an assembly of the living God -- a pillar and foundation 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, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, 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.