- An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
- Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
- Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
- He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
- For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.