The King James Version Bible

1 Timothy 3:5-12

  1. (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

  2. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

  3. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

  4. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

  5. Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

  6. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

  7. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

  8. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.