Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as you would a father; treat younger men like brothers,
older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity.
Honor widows who are real widows.
If a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
She who is a real widow, and is left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day;
whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives.
Command this, so that they may be without reproach.
If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)