6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believea and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

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    • b 1:6 - Or "children are trustworthy"
      7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

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      8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

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      9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.