1 Timothy 3:1-2
This saying is trustworthy: whoever aspires to the
of bishop (episcopes) desires a noble task.
bishop (episcopon) must be irreproachable,
once, temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable,
to teach ...
For a bishop (episcopon) as God's steward must
blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard,
not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, holding
fast to the true message as taught so that he will be
able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to
The first in order and the
greatest in authority is