Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort [him] as a father, younger [men] as brethren,
elder women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.
Honour widows who are really widows;
but if any widow have children or descendants, let them learn first to be pious as regards their own house, and to render a return on their side to [their] parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Now she who [is] a widow indeed, and is left alone, has put [her] hope in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
But she that lives in habits of self-indulgence is dead [while] living.