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1 Timothy 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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, younger as sisters, with all purity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honor widows who are really widows. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before 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 really a widow, and left alone, trusts 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 who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 And these things command, that they may be blameless. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those 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 Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless 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 well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has 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 refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to 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 having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. 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 desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 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 aside after Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really 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 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. 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 shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the 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 Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with 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 Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins; 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's sake and your frequent infirmities. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow 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 Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.