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1 Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort [him] as a father, 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 elder women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honour widows who are really widows; 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 but if any widow have children or descendants, let them learn first to be pious as regards their own house, and to render a return on their side 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 is left alone, has put [her] hope in God, and continues 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 lives in habits of self-indulgence is dead [while] living. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 And these things enjoin, that they may be irreproachable. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if any one does not provide for his own, and specially for those of [his] house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than the 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 a widow be put upon the list, being of not less than sixty years, [having been] 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 borne witness to in good works, if she have brought up children, if she have exercised hospitality, if she have washed saints' feet, if she have imparted relief to the distressed, if she have 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 decline; for when they grow 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 being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 And, at the same time, they learn also [to be] idle, going about to people's houses; and not only idle, but also gossipers and meddlers, speaking things not becoming. 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 will therefore that the younger marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of 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 already some have turned aside after Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any believing man or woman have widows, let them impart relief to them, and let not the assembly be charged, that it may impart relief to those [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 who take the lead [among the saints] well be esteemed worthy of double honour, specially those labouring in word 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, Thou shalt not muzzle an ox that treadeth out corn, and, The workman [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 unless where there are two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Those that sin convict before all, that the rest also may have fear. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I testify before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, that thou keep these things without prejudice, doing nothing by favour. 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 quickly on no man, nor partake in others' 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 Drink no longer only water, but use a little wine on account of thy stomach and thy frequent illnesses. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 Of some men the sins are manifest beforehand, going before to judgment, and some 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 good works also are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise cannot be hid. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.