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1 Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, 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 older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Support widows who are genuinely widows. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn to practice their religion toward their own family first and to repay their parents, for 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 The real widow, left all alone, has put her hope in God and continues night and day in her petitions and prayers; 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 however, she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Command this, so that they won't be blamed. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 Now if anyone does not provide for his own relatives, and especially for 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 No widow should be placed on the official support list unless she is at least 60 years old, has been the wife of one husband, 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
10 and is well known for good works-that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints' feet, helped the afflicted, and 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 enroll younger widows; for when they are drawn away from Christ by desire, 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 will therefore receive condemnation because they have renounced their original 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, going from house to house; they are not only idle, but are also gossips and busybodies, saying things they shouldn't 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 Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse 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 For some have already turned away to follow Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any believing woman has widows, she should help them, and the church should not be burdened, so that it can help those who are genuinely widows. 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 are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, 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 must not muzzle an ox that is threshing grain, 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 Don't accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Publicly rebuke those who sin, so that the rest will also be afraid. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I solemnly charge you, before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism. 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 be too quick to lay hands on anyone, and don't share 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 Don't continue drinking only water, but use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 Some people's sins are evident, going before them to judgment, but [the sins] of others follow 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 Likewise, good works are obvious, and those that are not [obvious] cannot remain hidden. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.