He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and incur the same condemnation as the devil.
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the devil's trap.
Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,
holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
They must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons.
Wives, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything.
Deacons are to be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.