11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
11 Their wives likewise must
11 No exceptions are to be made for women - same qualifications: serious, dependable, not sharp-tongued, not overfond of wine.
11 Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
11 In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Timothy 3:11
Commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-13
(Read 1 Timothy 3:8-13)
The deacons were at first appointed to distribute the charity of the church, and to manage its concerns, yet pastors and evangelists were among them. The deacons had a great trust reposed in them. They must be grave, serious, prudent men. It is not fit that public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are found fit for the business with which they are to be trusted. All who are related to ministers, must take great care to walk as becomes the gospel of Christ.