Qualifications are given for bishops and deacons—Great is the mystery of godliness.
5 (For if a man know not how to arule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure aconscience.
10 And let these also first be aproved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well apurchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
16 And without controversy great is the amystery of godliness: bGod was cmanifest in the dflesh, ejustified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, freceived up into glory.