An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
His watchmen are blind,
All of them know nothing.
All of them are mute dogs unable to bark,
Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.