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1 Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren: 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 as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honor widows that are widows indeed. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to requite 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 that is a widow indeed, and desolate, hath her hope set on God, and continueth in 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 she that giveth herself to pleasure is dead while she liveth. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 These things also command, that they may be without reproach. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath 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 Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore 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 well reported of for good works; if she hath brought up children, if she hath used hospitality to strangers, if she hath washed the saints' feet, if she hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed 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 younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire 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 having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 And withal they learn also [to be] idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. 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 desire therefore that the younger [widows] marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling: 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 are turned aside after Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened; that it may relieve them that 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 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in 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 saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire. 18 For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."
19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at [the mouth of] two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I charge [thee] in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by 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 Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself 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 Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they 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 In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.