1 Timothy 5:17-19 NIV

17 The elders1 who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor,2 especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

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18 For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,"a3 and "The worker deserves his wages."b4

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19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder5 unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.6

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