The Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Timothy 3:8–13

Deacons, g likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, holding the * mystery of the faith h with a clear conscience. i 10 And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. 11 Wives, j too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, k faithful in everything. 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently. 13 For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

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