1 Timothy 3:8 New International Version

Qualifications of Deacons

8  In the same way, deacons[1] are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.


Footnotes

[1] 3:8 The word "deacons" refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in verse 12; Romans 16:1 and Phil. 1:1.

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