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1 Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to [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, younger women as sisters, with all purity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honor 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 grandchildren, they must learn to show profound respect for their own household first, and to pay back recompense to their parents, for this is 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 But the widow [who is one] truly, and is left alone, has put her hope in God and continues in her petitions 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 the one who lives for sensual pleasure is dead [even though she] lives. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 And command these [things], in order that they may be irreproachable. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if someone does not provide for his own [relatives], and especially the members of 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 Let a widow be put on the list [if she] is not less than sixty years [old], 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 being well-attested by good works, if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality, if she has washed the feet of the saints, if she has helped those who are oppressed, if she has 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 younger widows, for whenever their physical desires lead them away from 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 [thus] incurring condemnation because they have broken their former pledge. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 And at the same time also, going around from house to house, they learn [to be] idle, and not only idle, but also gossipy and busybodies, saying the things [that are] not necessary. 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 [widows] to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give the adversary no opportunity for 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 away [and followed] after Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any believing woman has widows, she must help them, and the church must not be burdened, in order that it may help those [who are] truly 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 lead well must be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor by speaking 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 [while it] is threshing," and "The worker [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 Do not accept an accusation against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Reprove those who sin in the presence of all, in order that the rest also may experience fear. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I testify solemnly before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels that you observe these [things] without prejudice, doing nothing according to 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 on no one hastily, and do not participate 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 drink only water, but use a little wine for 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 The sins of some people are evident, preceding [them] to judgment, but for some also they follow 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 Likewise also good works [are] evident, and those considered otherwise are not able to be hidden. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.