Determined to be a deacon

作执事的,也是如此:必须端庄,不一口两舌,不好喝酒,不贪不义之财; (提摩太前书 3:8 和合本)
In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. (1 Timothy 3:8 NIV)
要存清洁的良心,固守真道的奥秘。 (提摩太前书 3:9 和合本)
They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. (1 Timothy 3:9 NIV)
这等人也要先受试验,若没有可责之处,然后叫他们作执事。 (提摩太前书 3:10 和合本)
They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. (1 Timothy 3:10 NIV)
女执事(原文是女人) 也是如此:必须端庄,不说谗言,有节制,凡事忠心。 (提摩太前书 3:11 和合本)
In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. (1 Timothy 3:11 NIV)
执事只要作一个妇人的丈夫,好好管理儿女和自己的家。 (提摩太前书 3:12 和合本)
A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. (1 Timothy 3:12 NIV)
因为善作执事的,自己就得到美好的地步,并且在基督耶稣里的真道上大有胆量。 (提摩太前书 3:13 和合本)
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:13 NIV)
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