171The elders who 2rulewell are to be consideredworthy of doublehonor, especiallythose who 3workhardaat preaching and teaching.
For the Scripturesays, "4YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "5The laborer is worthy of his wages."
Do not receive an accusationagainst an 6elderexcept on the basis of 7twoorthreewitnesses.
20Those who continue in sin, 8rebuke in the presence of all, 9so that the restalso will be fearful of sinning.
2110I solemnlycharge you in the presence of God and of ChristJesus and of His chosenangels, to maintainthese principles withoutbias, doingnothing in a spirit of partiality.
2211Do not layhands upon anyone too hastily and btherebyshare12responsibility for the sins of others; keepyourselfcfree from sin.
23Nolongerdrinkwater exclusively, but 13use a littlewine for the sake of your stomach and your frequentailments.
The sins of somemen are quiteevident, goingbefore them to judgment; for others, their sins 14followafter.
25Likewisealso, deeds that are good are quiteevident, and 15those which are otherwisecannot be concealed.