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1 Don't correct an older man, but encourage him like he's your father; treat younger men like your brothers, 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
2 treat older women like your mother, and treat younger women like your sisters with appropriate respect. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Take care of widows who are truly needy. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if a particular widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to respect their own family and repay their parents, because this pleases God. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
5 A widow who is truly needy and all alone puts her hope in God and keeps on going with requests and prayers, night and day. 5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.
6 But a widow who tries to live a life of luxury is dead even while she is alive. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Teach these things so that the families will be without fault. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if someone doesn't provide for their own family, and especially for a member of their household, they have denied the faith. They are worse than those who have no faith. 8 If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9 Put a widow on the list who is older than 60 years old and who was faithful to her husband. 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
10 She should have a reputation for doing good: raising children, providing hospitality to strangers, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in distress, and dedicating herself to every kind of good thing. 10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
11 But don't accept younger widows for the list. When their physical desires distract them from Christ, they will want to get married. 11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry.
12 Then they will be judged for setting aside their earlier commitment. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 Also, they learn to be lazy by going from house to house. They are not only lazy, but they also become gossips and busybodies, talking about things they shouldn't. 13 Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.
14 So I want younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their homes so that they won't give the enemy any reason to slander us. ( 14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.
15 Some have already turned away to follow Satan.) 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should take care of them and not burden the church, so that it can help other widows who are truly needy. 16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.
17 Elders who lead well should be paid double, especially those who work with public speaking and teaching. 17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
18 The scripture says, Don't put a muzzle on an ox while it treads grain, and Workers deserve their pay. 18 For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."
19 Don't accept an accusation made against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Discipline those who are sinning in front of everyone so that all the others will be afraid. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels to follow these practices without bias, and without playing favorites. 21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.
22 Don't rush to commission anyone to leadership, and don't participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself morally pure. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
23 Don't drink water anymore, but use a little wine because of your stomach problems and your frequent illnesses. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 The sins of some people are obvious, and the sins are judged before the people must face judgment, but the sins of other people show up later. 24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
25 In the same way, the good that people do is also obvious and can't be hidden. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.