Don't correct an older man, but encourage him like he's your father; treat younger men like your brothers,
treat older women like your mother, and treat younger women like your sisters with appropriate respect.
Take care of widows who are truly needy.
But if a particular widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to respect their own family and repay their parents, because this pleases God.
A widow who is truly needy and all alone puts her hope in God and keeps on going with requests and prayers, night and day.
But a widow who tries to live a life of luxury is dead even while she is alive.
Teach these things so that the familiesa will be without fault.