1Do not sharply rebuke an 2older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to 3the younger men as brothers,
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the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
Honor widows who are 4widows indeed;
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but if any widow has children or grandchildren, 5they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is 6acceptable in the sight of God.
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Now she who is a 7widow indeed and who has been left alone, 8has fixed her hope on God and continues in 9entreaties and prayers night and day.
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But she who 10gives herself to wanton pleasure is 11dead even while she lives.
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12Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach.
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But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has 13denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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A widow is to be 14put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been 15the wife of one man,
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