Deacons must be husbands of one wife 1 and good managers of their children and their own households.
He ordered the centurion 1 to guard Paul, 2 but to let him have some freedom, 3 and not to prevent any of his friends 4 from meeting his needs. 5
But if someone does not provide for his own, 1 especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
For the one who enters God’s 1 rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works.
For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, 1 of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews,
He has no need to do every day what those priests do, to offer sacrifices first for their own sins and then for the sins of the people, since he did this in offering himself once for all.
You people 1 are from 2 your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. 3 He 4 was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, 5 because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, 6 he speaks according to his own nature, 7 because he is a liar and the father of lies. 8