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1 Timothy 5:3-16 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 Honor widows who are really widows. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 If a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some repayment to their parents; for this is pleasing in God's sight. 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 real widow, left alone, has set her hope on 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 the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Give these commands as well, so that they may be above reproach. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 And whoever does not provide for relatives, and especially for family members, 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 and has been married only once; 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 well attested for her good works, as one who has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints' feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to doing good in every way. 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 to put younger widows on the list; for when their sensual desires alienate them 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 and so they incur condemnation for having violated their first pledge. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 Besides that, they learn to be idle, gadding about from house to house; and they are not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what 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 would have younger widows marry, bear children, and manage their households, so as to give the adversary no occasion to revile us. 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 away to follow Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any believing woman has relatives who are really widows, let her assist them; let the church not be burdened, so that it can assist those who are real 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.