Bible: 1 Tim 2:8-3:13
Conduct of Women
2:9 Likewise 4 the women are to dress 5 in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. 6 Their adornment must not be 7 with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 2:10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 2:11 A woman must learn 8 quietly with all submissiveness. 2:12 But I do not allow 9 a woman to teach or exercise authority 10 over a man. She must remain quiet. 11 2:13 For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived, 12 fell into transgression. 13 2:15 But she will be delivered through childbearing, 14 if she 15 continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.
Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons
3:1 This saying 16 is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, 17 he desires a good work.” 3:2 The overseer 18 then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, 19 temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3:3 not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. 3:4 He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. 20 3:5 But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? 3:6 He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant 21 and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. 22 3:7 And he must be well thought of by 23 those outside the faith, 24 so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap. 25
3:8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, 26 not two-faced, 27 not given to excessive drinking, 28 not greedy for gain, 3:9 holding to the mystery of the faith 29 with a clear conscience. 3:10 And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless. 3:11 Likewise also their wives 30 must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect. 3:12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife 31 and good managers of their children and their own households. 3:13 For those who have served well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves 32 and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 33