1 Timothy 3:1-7
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.…
The Rev. George Gilfillan, who died in 1877, was not only an author of some distinction, but a wit. A congregation to whom he had been preaching presented him, when a probationer, with a suit of clothes; and after he had put them on, the old ones were tied up in a bundle. "Where shall I send them?" said the tailor. "I will take them myself," said Mr. Gilfillan; "I have carried them too long upon my back to be ashamed of carrying them under my arm." There was no false pride about him. He gave due honour to old friends.
Parallel VersesKJV: This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.