Qualifications of Deacons

Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, (A)not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the [a]mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. 11 Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not [b]slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:9 hidden truth
  2. 1 Timothy 3:11 malicious gossips