1 Timothy 1:2; 1 Timothy 1:18; 1 Timothy 3:4; 1 Timothy 3:12; 1 Timothy 5:4
Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home , and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.