11Do not sharplyrebuke an 2olderman, but rather appeal to him as a father, to 3the youngermen as brothers,
the olderwomen as mothers, and the youngerwomen as sisters, in allpurity.
3Honorwidows who are 4widowsindeed ;
but ifanywidowhaschildrenorgrandchildren, 5they must firstlearn to practicepiety in regard to their ownfamily and to amake some return to their parents ; for this is 6acceptable in the sight of God.
5Now she who is a 7widowindeed and who has been leftalone, 8has fixed her hope on God and continues in 9entreaties and prayersnight and day.
But she who 10givesherself to wantonpleasure is 11dead even while she lives.
7b12Prescribethesethings as well, so that they may be abovereproach.
But ifanyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has 13denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
A widow is to be 14put on the list only if she is not less than sixtyyears old, having been 15the wife of oneman,