The King James Version Bible

1 Timothy 3:6-11

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

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

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

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

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

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