1 Timothy 5:3-16 KJV

4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew pietya at home *, and to requite * their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

References for 1 Timothy 5:4

    • g 5:4 - piety: or, kindness
      6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth .
      7 And these things give in charge , that they may be blameless.
      8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house,b he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

      References for 1 Timothy 5:8

        • h 5:8 - house: or, kindred
          9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
          10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers , if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted , if she have diligently followed every good work.
          11 But the younger widows refuse : for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry ;
          12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
          13 And * withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
          14 I will therefore that the younger women marry , bear children , guide the house , give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
          16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged ; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.