|Ward Green Version, 2003||American Standard Version, 1901|
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1Never use harsh words to an elder, but entreat him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, 2elder women as mothers, younger women as sisters in all chasteness.
3Honour widows who are actually widows, 4but if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to look after their own family, afterwards giving back to their ancestors-- this is no doubt pleasing to God as witness.
5Now she who is truly a widow and who is left destitute trusts in God and continues in prayer and supplication night and day, 6while the woman who goes in for sensual pleasures is already dead.
7These things also transmit, in order that they may be blameless:
8For if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his own household, he has disavowed the faith and is worse than a person without faith.
9Consider as elligible any widow not less than sixty years old and who has been a wife to one husband if she has:
10been well-reported on with regard to good works, reared children, been hospitable to strangers, washed the feet of holy ones, helped troubled ones, if she diligently followed every good work.
11Younger widows decline, these who because of their sexual wantonness turn away from the Christ, desiring to marry, 12having a judgment because their former faith they have rejected.
13At the same they also become lazy, vagabonds in their own homes, not only lazy, but also telling tales of others and meddling in business not their own, preaching unnecessarily.
14I desire therefore that younger widows marry and have children, ruling over their own households, in order that none may have opportunity to give opposition or a slanderous reproach, 15for as I write some have already turned away to serve Satan.
16If any believing woman has widows in her family, let her relieve them so that the congregation not be under any burden, so that those who are truly widows may then be helped.
17May older men who serve well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who work hard-- in speaking and in teaching.
18For the scripture lays out the explanation that the ox treading out the grain ought not to be muzzled, and so a teacher ought to be repaid with his own fruit.
19Do not admit an accusation against an older man, except with the testimony of two or three witnesses.
20He who sins admonish in the sight of everyone so that the rest may also be frightened.
21I exhort you in the sight of the only God and his anointed one Jesus and the chosen angels to keep these things without prejudgment, doing nothing according to a biased leaning.
22Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, and do not share in the sin of others, but remain modest and free of sin.
23Drink water no longer, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent illness.
24Some men's sins are evident and lead immediately to judgment, while some become apparent later on.
25So too are the good works manifest and those which are otherwise it is impossible to keep secret.
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1Timothy 5 1
Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren:
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the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.
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Honor widows that are widows indeed.
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But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
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Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, hath her hope set on God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
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But she that giveth herself to pleasure is dead while she liveth.
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These things also command, that they may be without reproach.
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But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, [having been] the wife of one man,
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well reported of for good works; if she hath brought up children, if she hath used hospitality to strangers, if she hath washed the saints` feet, if she hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed every good work.
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But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
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having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
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And withal they learn also [to be] idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
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I desire therefore that the younger [widows] marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling:
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for already some are turned aside after Satan.
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If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
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Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
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For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire.
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Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at [the mouth of] two or three witnesses.
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Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
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I charge [thee] in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.
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Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men`s sins: keep thyself pure.
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Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach`s sake and thine often infirmities.
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Some men`s sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they follow after.
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In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid.