3:2 The overseer 1 then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, 2 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. 3 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 4 and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. 5 3:7 And he must be well thought of by 6 those outside the faith, 7 so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap. 8
3:8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, 9 not two-faced, 10 not given to excessive drinking, 11 not greedy for gain, 3:9 holding to the mystery of the faith 12 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 13 must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect. 3:12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife 14 and good managers of their children and their own households.