aThis is a true saying, If a man desire bthe office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 cA dbishop then must be eblameless, fthe husband of one wife, gvigilant, hsober, ||of good behaviour, igiven to hospitality, kapt to teach; 3 ||lNot given to wine, no striker, mnot greedy of filthy lucre; but npatient, onot a brawler, pnot covetous; 4 qOne that ruleth well his own house, qhaving his children in subjection with all rgravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of sthe church of God?) 6 Not ||a novice, lest being tlifted up with pride he fall into uthe condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must vhave a good report of wthem which are without; lest he fall into reproach and xthe snare of the devil.
See ch. 1:15.
Gk. as Acts 1:20.
See Acts 20:28.
See 2 Tim. 2:24.
Or, not ready to quarrel, and offer wrong, as one in wine. Tit. 1:7.
Heb. 13:5 (Gk.).
Or, one newly come to the faith.
See ch. 6:4.
See Acts 6:3.
See Mark 4:11.
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