|The Message (MSG)
||New International Version (NIV)
22 Don't appoint people to church leadership positions too hastily. If a person is involved in some serious sins, you don't want to become an unwitting accomplice. In any event, keep a close check on yourself.
22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
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