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1 Timothy 5

GNT 1 Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat the younger men as your brothers, NIV 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, GNT 2 the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, with all purity. NIV 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. GNT 3 Show respect for widows who really are all alone. NIV 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. GNT 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. NIV 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. GNT 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. NIV 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. GNT 6 But a widow who gives herself to pleasure has already died, even though she lives. NIV 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. GNT 7 Give them these instructions, so that no one will find fault with them. NIV 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame. GNT 8 But if any do not take care of their relatives, especially the members of their own family, they have denied the faith and are worse than an unbeliever. NIV 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. GNT 9 Do not add any widow to the list of widows unless she is over sixty years of age. In addition, she must have been married only once NIV 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, GNT 10 and have a reputation for good deeds: a woman who brought up her children well, received strangers in her home, performed humble duties for other Christians, helped people in trouble, and devoted herself to doing good. NIV 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. GNT 11 But do not include younger widows in the list; because when their desires make them want to marry, they turn away from Christ, NIV 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. GNT 12 and so become guilty of breaking their earlier promise to him. NIV 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. GNT 13 They also learn to waste their time in going around from house to house; but even worse, they learn to be gossips and busybodies, talking of things they should not. NIV 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. GNT 14 So I would prefer that the younger widows get married, have children, and take care of their homes, so as to give our enemies no chance of speaking evil of us. NIV 14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander. GNT 15 For some widows have already turned away to follow Satan. NIV 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan. GNT 16 But if any Christian woman has widows in her family, she must take care of them and not put the burden on the church, so that it may take care of the widows who are all alone. NIV 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. GNT 17 The elders who do good work as leaders should be considered worthy of receiving double pay, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. NIV 17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. GNT 18 For the scripture says, "Do not muzzle an ox when you are using it to thresh grain" and "Workers should be given their pay." NIV 18 For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages." GNT 19 Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or more witnesses. NIV 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. GNT 20 Rebuke publicly all those who commit sins, so that the rest may be afraid. NIV 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning. GNT 21 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the holy angels I solemnly call upon you to obey these instructions without showing any prejudice or favor to anyone in anything you do. NIV 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. GNT 22 Be in no hurry to lay hands on people to dedicate them to the Lord's service. Take no part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. NIV 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. GNT 23 Do not drink water only, but take a little wine to help your digestion, since you are sick so often. NIV 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. GNT 24 The sins of some people are plain to see, and their sins go ahead of them to judgment; but the sins of others are seen only later. NIV 24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. GNT 25 In the same way good deeds are plainly seen, and even those that are not so plain cannot be hidden. NIV 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.