1 Timothy 5:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat the younger men as your brothers, 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
2 the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, with all purity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Show respect for widows who really are all alone. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn first to carry out their religious duties toward their own family and in this way repay their parents and grandparents, because that is what 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 A widow who is all alone, with no one to take care of her, has placed her hope in God and continues to pray and ask him for his help 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 a widow who gives herself to pleasure has already died, even though she lives. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.