1 True the word: If any one an oversight long after, excellent a work he desires.
2 It behooves then the overseer unblamable to be, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sedate, orderly, hospitable, fit to teach;
3 not a wine drinker, not a striker, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money;
4 of the own house well presiding, children having in subjection with all dignity;
5 (if but any one of the own house to preside not knows, how a congregation of God will he take care off?)
6 not a new convert, so that not being puffed up into a judgment he may fall of the accuser;
7 it behooves but him also a testimony good to have from those outside, so that not into reproach he may fall and a snare of the accuser.
8 Servants in like manner dignified, not twoworded, not to wine much being addicted, not eager for base gain,
9 holding the secret of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 Also these but let be proved first, then let serve, unblamable being.
11 Women in like manner serious, not accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things.
12 Servants let be of one wife a husband, children well presiding over and of the own houses.
13 Those for well having served, a standing for themselves honorable they acquire, and much confidence in faith in that in Anointed Jesus.
14 These things to thee I write, hoping to come to thee very soon;
15 if but I should delay, that thou mayest know, know it behooves in a house of God to conduct thyself, which is a congregation of God living.
16 A pillar and basis of the truth and confessedly great is the of the piety secret. Who was manifested in flesh, was justified in spirit, was seen by messengers, was proclaimed among nations, was believed among a world, was taken up in glory.