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1 Do not say sharp words to one who has authority in the church, but let your talk be as to a father, and to the younger men as to brothers: 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
2 To the older women as to mothers, to the younger as to sisters, with a clean heart. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Give honour to widows who are truly widows. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if any widow has children or children's children, let these see that it is right to take care of their family and their fathers and mothers: for this is pleasing in the eyes 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 truly a widow and without family puts her hope in God, giving herself to prayer day and night. 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 pleasure is dead while she is living. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Give orders to this effect, so that no evil may be said of anyone. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 If anyone has no care for his family and those in his house, he is false to the faith, and is worse than one who has 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 Let no woman be numbered among the widows who is under sixty years old, and only if she has 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 And if witness is given of her good works; if she has had the care of children, if she has been kind to travellers, washing the feet of the saints, helping those who are in trouble, giving herself to good works. 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 to the younger widows say No: for when their love is turned away from Christ, they have a desire to be 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 And they are judged because they have been false to their first faith; 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 And they get into the way of doing no work, going about from house to house; and not only doing no work, but talking foolishly, being over-interested in the business of others, saying things which they have no right to say. 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 it is my desire that the younger widows may be married and have children, controlling their families, and giving the Evil One no chance to say anything against them, 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 even now some are turned away to Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any woman of the faith has relations who are widows, let her give them help, so that the care of them does not come on the church, and so it may give help to those who are truly widowed. 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 rulers whose rule is good be honoured twice over, specially those whose work is 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 Writings say, It is not right to keep the ox from taking the grain when he is crushing it. And, The worker has a right to his reward. 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 take as true any statement made against one in authority, but only if two or three give witness to it. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Say sharp words to sinners when all are present, so that the rest may be in fear. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I give you orders before God and Christ Jesus and the angels of God's selection, to keep these orders without giving thought to one side more than another. 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 put hands on any man without thought, and have no part in other men's sins: keep yourself clean. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
23 Do not take only water as your drink, but take a little wine for the good of your stomach, and because you are frequently ill. 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 clearly seen, going before them to be judged; but with others, their sins go after them. 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, there are good works which are clearly seen; and those which are not so, may not be kept secret. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.