1 Timothy 3:8-16New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not [a]double-tongued, [b]or addicted to much wine [c]or fond of sordid gain,9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.11 [d]Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.12 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and[e]good managers of their children and their own households.13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a [f]high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;15 but [g]in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how [h]one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh, Was [i]vindicated [j]in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
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