1 Timothy 5:1-7 CEB

Caring for God’s family

1 Don't correct an older man, but encourage him like he's your father; treat younger men like your brothers,

References for 1 Timothy 5:1

      2 treat older women like your mother, and treat younger women like your sisters with appropriate respect.
      3 Take care of widows who are truly needy.
      4 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.
      5 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.
      6 But a widow who tries to live a life of luxury is dead even while she is alive.
      7 Teach these things so that the familiesa will be without fault.

      References for 1 Timothy 5:7

        • l 5:7 - Or <i>they</i>