174The elders who 5rulewell are to be consideredworthy of doublehonor, especiallythose who 6workhardaat preaching and teaching.
For the Scripturesays, "7YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "8The laborer is worthy of his wages."
Do not receive an accusationagainst an 9elderexcept on the basis of 10twoorthreewitnesses.
20Those who continue in sin, 11rebuke in the presence of all, 12so that the restalso will be fearful of sinning.
2113I solemnlycharge you in the presence of God and of ChristJesus and of His chosenangels, to maintainthese principles withoutbias, doingnothing in a spirit of partiality.
2214Do not layhands upon anyone too hastily and btherebyshare15responsibility for the sins of others; keepyourselfcfree from sin.
23Nolongerdrinkwater exclusively, but 16use a littlewine for the sake of your stomach and your frequentailments.
The sins of somemen are quiteevident, goingbefore them to judgment; for others, their sins 17followafter.
25Likewisealso, deeds that are good are quiteevident, and 18those which are otherwisecannot be concealed.