1 Faithful the saying. If one seeketh an overseership, he desireth a good work: 2 the overseer therefore must be without reproach, husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, hospitality-lover, apt to teach; 3 no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no money-lover; 4 ruling well his own :house, having children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (but if one knoweth not how to rule his own :house, how shall he care for God’s church?) 6 not a novice, lest puffed up he fall into condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have good testimony from them without: lest he fall into reproach and the devil’s snare. 8 Deacons likewise must be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they be blameless. 11 Women likewise must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling the children and their own :houses well. 13 For who have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 14 These things write I to thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly; 15 but if I delay that thou know how one should behave in God’s house, the which is the living God’s church, pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And confessedly great is the mystery of :godliness;
Who was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the spirit,
Seen of angels,
Preached among nations,
Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.