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1 Timothy 5

NLT 1 Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. NIV 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, NLT 2 Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. NIV 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. NLT 3 Take care of any widow who has no one else to care for her. NIV 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. NLT 4 But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that 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. NLT 5 Now a true widow, a woman who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. She prays night and day, asking God for his help. 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. NLT 6 But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead even while she lives. NIV 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. NLT 7 Give these instructions to the church so that no one will be open to criticism. NIV 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame. NLT 8 But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. 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. NLT 9 A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. NIV 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, NLT 10 She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. Has she brought up her children well? Has she been kind to strangers and served other believers humbly? Has she helped those who are in trouble? Has she always been ready to do 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. NLT 11 The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to Christ and they will want to remarry. 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. NLT 12 Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge. NIV 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. NLT 13 And if they are on the list, they will learn to be lazy and will spend their time gossiping from house to house, meddling in other people’s business and talking about things they shouldn’t. 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. NLT 14 So I advise these younger widows to marry again, have children, and take care of their own homes. Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them. 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. NLT 15 For I am afraid that some of them have already gone astray and now follow Satan. NIV 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan. NLT 16 If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the church. Then the church can care for the widows who are truly 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. NLT 17 Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both 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. NLT 18 For the Scripture says, “You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain.” And in another place, “Those who work deserve 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." NLT 19 Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses. NIV 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. NLT 20 Those who sin should be reprimanded in front of the whole church; this will serve as a strong warning to others. NIV 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning. NLT 21 I solemnly command you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus and the highest angels to obey these instructions without taking sides or showing favoritism to anyone. 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. NLT 22 Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader. Do not share 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. NLT 23 Don’t drink only water. You ought to drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach because you are sick so often. NIV 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. NLT 24 Remember, the sins of some people are obvious, leading them to certain judgment. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until 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. NLT 25 In the same way, the good deeds of some people are obvious. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light. NIV 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.