This is a true saying, “If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.”
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God (Elohim)?
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he falls into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them who are outsiders; lest he falls into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be of good character, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be good character, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
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 purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in YHWH haMashiach.
14 These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly;
15 But if I tarry long, that you mayest know how you oughtest to behave yourself in the house of יהוה (YHWH), which is the assembly of the living God (Elohim), the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles (Goyim), believed on in the world, received up into glory.