1: Stedfast [is] the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth; 2: it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach, 3: not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money, 4: his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity, 5: (and if any one his own house [how] to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?) 6: not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil; 7: and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil. 8: Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre, 9: having the secret of the faith in a pure conscience, 10: and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable. 11: Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things. 12: Ministrants -- let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, and their own houses, 13: for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that [is] in Christ Jesus. 14: These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon, 15: and if I delay, that thou mayest know how it behoveth [thee] to conduct thyself in the house of God, which is an assembly of the living God -- a pillar and foundation of the truth, 16: and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!