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1 Timothy 5:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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Instructions for the Church

1 1Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, 2younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. 3 Honor widows 3who are truly widows. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn 4to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for 5this is pleasing in the sight of God. 5 She 6who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and 7continues in supplications and prayers night and day, 6 but 8she who is self-indulgent is 9dead even while she lives.
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