1This is a true saying: if a man desires oversight, he aspires to a good work. 2He who becomes an Overseer must be blameless, the husband of one wife, alert mentally, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, and apt at teaching; 3not given to much wine, not hasty to strike, not quarrelsome, but meek, not greedy of filthy lucre; 4one who rules well his own household, and keeps his children under submission, to bring them up with all purity. 5For if a man does not know how to rule well his own household, how shall he take care of the assembly of Elohim? 6He should not be a new talmid, lest he become proud and fall into the condemnation of HaSatan. 7Moreover, he must have a good report from outsiders, lest he fall into reproach, and the snares of HaSatan.
8Likewise shamashim must be pure, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9but they must uphold the Sod HaEmunah with a pure conscience. 10Let these first be examined, and then let them serve, after they have been found blameless. 11Likewise their wives must be chaste, alert mentally, faithful in all things, and not slanderers. 12Let the shamashim be appointed from those who have one wife, ruling their children and their own households well. 13For those who serve well earn good recognition for themselves and grow bold in HaEmunah of Yeshua HaMashi’akh. 14These things I write to you, although hoping to come to you shortly, 15so that if I am delayed, you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of Elohim, which is the assembly of the living Elohim, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16Truly great is this Sod of Tzedaka: revealed in a Body, justified in HaRu’akh, seen by Malakhim, declared to the Goyim, trustworthy in the world, and ascending up into K’vod.
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