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1 Do not speak angrily to an older man, but plead with him as if he were your father. Treat younger men like 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 like mothers, and younger women like sisters. Always treat them in a pure way. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Take care of widows who are truly widows. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to do their duty to their own family and to repay their parents or grandparents. That 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 true widow, who is all alone, puts her hope in God and continues to pray night and day for God's help. 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 widow who uses her life to please herself is really dead while she is alive. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Tell the believers to do these things so that no one can criticize them. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 Whoever does not care for his own relatives, especially his own family members, has turned against the faith and is worse than someone who does not believe in God. 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 To be on the list of widows, a woman must be at least sixty years old. She must have been faithful to her husband. 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
10 She must be known for her good works -- works such as raising her children, welcoming strangers, washing the feet of God's people, helping those in trouble, and giving her life to do all kinds of good deeds. 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 do not put younger widows on that list. After they give themselves to Christ, they are pulled away from him by their physical needs, and then they want to marry again. 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 They will be judged for not doing what they first promised to do. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 Besides that, they learn to waste their time, going from house to house. And they not only waste their time but also begin to gossip and busy themselves with other people's lives, saying things they should not 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 I want the younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their homes. Then no enemy will have any reason to criticize 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 But some have already turned away to follow Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should care for them herself. The church should not have to care for them. Then it will be able to take care of 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 the church well should receive double honor, especially those who work hard 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 because the Scripture says: "When an ox is working in the grain, do not cover its mouth to keep it from eating," and "A worker should be given his pay." 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 listen to someone who accuses an elder, without two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Tell those who continue sinning that they are wrong. Do this in front of the whole church so that the others will have a warning. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 Before God and Christ Jesus and the chosen angels, I command you to do these things without showing favor of any kind to anyone. 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 Think carefully before you lay your hands onn 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 Stop drinking only water, but drink a little wine to help your stomach and your frequent sicknesses. 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 easy to see even before they are judged, but the sins of others are seen only later. 24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
25 So also good deeds are easy to see, but even those that are not easily seen cannot stay hidden. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.