Do not rebuke an older man sharply, but appeal to him as you would to a father; treat younger men like brothers,
older women like mothers and younger women like sisters, with absolute purity.
Show respect to widows who are really in need.
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, first let them learn to do their religious duty to their own family and thus repay some of the debt they owe their forebears, for this is what is acceptable in the sight of God.
Now the widow who is really in need, the one who has been left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in petitions and prayers night and day.
But the one who is self-indulgent is already dead, even though she lives.