Does the job of a deputy tolerate wicked behaviour? (6,2)
I believe the answer is:
'does the job of a deputy' is the definition.
(a deputy stands in for someone else)
'tolerate wicked behaviour?' is the wordplay.
'tolerate' becomes 'stand' (synonyms).
'wicked behaviour?' becomes 'sin' (sinning is behaving wickedly).
(Other definitions for stands in that I've seen before include "deputy" , "Deputises" , "Acts as sub" , "Substitutes" , "Acts as a substitute" .)