1Trustworthy is the word: If a man longs for the position of an overseer, he desires a good work.
2An overseer, then, should be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, sensible, orderly, kind to strangers, able to teach,
3not given to wine, no brawler, but gentle, not quarrelsome, no lover of money,
4one who rules his own house well, having his children in subjection with all reverence,
5for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he look after the assembly of Elohim?
6Not a new convert, lest he become puffed up with pride and fall into the judgment of the devil.
7And he should even have a good witness from those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8Likewise attendants are to be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for filthy gain,
9holding to the secret of the belief with a clean conscience.
10And let these also be proved first, then let them serve, if they are unreprovable.
11Wives in the same way: reverent, not false accusers, sober, trustworthy in every way.
12Let attendants be the husbands of only one wife, ruling children and their own houses well.
13For those who have served well as attendants gain good standing for themselves, and much boldness in the belief that is in Messiah יהושע.
14I am writing you this, expecting to come to you shortly,
15but if I delay, that you might know how you should behave in the House of Elohim, which is the assembly of the living Elohim – a strong support and foundation of the truth.
16And, beyond all question, the secret of reverence is great – who was revealed in the flesh, declared right in Spirit, was seen by messengers, was proclaimed among nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in esteem.
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