1 Timothy 5:17-25 NIV

17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

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18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,”a and “The worker deserves his wages.”b

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19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.

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20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.

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21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.

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22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

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23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.

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24 The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.