“For they that haue vsed the office of a Deacon well, purchase to themselues a good degree, and great boldnesse in the faith, which is in Christ Iesus.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
3:13 They purchase a good degree - Or step, toward some higher office. And much boldness - From the testimony of a good conscience.
1Ti 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well. These demands for the office are high, for those who exercise it well purchase themselves a good degree. Secure a high position in the church and in God's favor. And great boldness in the faith. To fill these duties well gives strength, and often fits for higher duties. Stephen (Ac 6:5,8-10) and Philip (Ac 6:5 8:5,35,40 21:8) became evangelists.