The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,
for the Writing saith, `An ox treading out thou shalt not muzzle,' and `Worthy [is] the workman of his reward.'
Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.
Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear;
I testify fully, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the choice messengers, that these things thou mayest keep, without forejudging, doing nothing by partiality.
Be laying hands quickly on no one, nor be having fellowship with sins of others; be keeping thyself pure;
no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities;
of certain men the sins are manifest beforehand, leading before to judgment, and certain also they follow after;
in like manner also the right works are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise are not able to be hid.