1 Timothy 5:17-25 NAS

Concerning Elders

17 1The elders who 2rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who 3work hard at preaching and teaching.

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18 For the Scripture says, "4YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "5The laborer is worthy of his wages."

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19 Do not receive an accusation against an 6elder except * on the basis of 7two or three witnesses.

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20 Those who continue in sin, 8rebuke in the presence of all, 9so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.

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21 10I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

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22 11Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share 12responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

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    • f 5:22 - Lit "do not share"
    • g 5:22 - Lit "pure"
      23 No longer drink water exclusively, but 13use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.

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      24 The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins 14follow after.

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      25 Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and 15those which are otherwise cannot * be concealed.

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