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1 Never administer a sharp reprimand to a man older than yourself; but entreat him as if he were your father, and 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 elder women too as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, with perfect modesty. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honour widows who are really in need. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let these learn first to show piety towards their own homes and to prove their gratitude to their parents; for this is well pleasing 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 A widow who is really in need, friendless and desolate, has her hopes fixed on God, and continues at her supplications 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 pleasure-loving widow is dead even while still alive. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Press these facts upon them, so that they may live lives free from reproach. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if a man makes no provision for those dependent on him, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is behaving 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 No widow is to be put on the roll who is under sixty years of age. 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
10 She must have been true to her one husband, and well reported of for good deeds, as having brought up children, received strangers hospitably, washed the feet of God's people, given relief to the distressed, and devoted herself to good works of every kind. 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 the younger widows you must not enrol; for as soon as they begin to chafe against the yoke of Christ, they want to marry, 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 and they incur disapproval for having broken their original vow. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 And at the same time they also learn to be idle as they go round from house to house; and they are not only idle, but are gossips also and busybodies, speaking of things that ought not to be spoken of. 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 I would therefore have the younger women marry, bear children, rule in domestic matters, and furnish the Adversary with no excuse for slander. 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 already some of them have gone astray, following Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If a believing woman has widows dependent on her, she should relieve their wants, and save the Church from being burdened--so that the Church may relieve the widows who are really in need. 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 Let the Elders who perform their duties wisely and well be held worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in 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 are not to muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain;" and the workman deserves his 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 Never entertain an accusation against an Elder except on the evidence of two of three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Those who persist in sin reprove in the presence of all, so that it may also be a warning to the rest. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I solemnly call upon you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels, to carry out these instructions of mine without prejudice, and to do nothing from 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 ordain any one hastily; and do not be a partaker in the sins of others; keep *yourself* 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 (No longer be a water-drinker; but take a little wine for the sake of your digestion 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 evident to the world, leading the way to your estimate of their characters, but the sins of others lag behind. 24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
25 So also the right actions of some are evident to the world, and those that are not cannot remain for ever out of sight. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.