11In the same way, their wives#3:11 Or the women deacons. The Greek word can be translated women or wives. must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do. 12A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well. 13Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus. 14I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon, 15so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith#3:16a Or of godliness.: Christ#3:16b Greek He who; other manuscripts read God. was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit.#3:16c Or in his spirit. He was seen by angels and announced to the nations. He was believed in throughout the world and taken to heaven in glory.