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1 Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
2 the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honor widows who are widows indeed; 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of 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 Now she who is a widow indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties 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 she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 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 A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man, 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
10 having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work. 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 refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they 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 thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention. 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 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 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 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed. 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 The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching 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 For the Scripture says, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "The laborer is worthy of his wages." 18 For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."
19 Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I 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. 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 Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
23 No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after. 24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
25 Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.