Bible: 1 Timothy 3:8-13

3:8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, 1  not two-faced, 2  not given to excessive drinking, 3  not greedy for gain, 3:9 holding to the mystery of the faith 4  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 5  must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect. 3:12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife 6  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 7  and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 8 

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