Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father, and the younger men as brethren,
the elder women as mothers, the younger as sisters, in all purity.
Honor widows who are truly widows.
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety at home and to requite their parents, for that is good and acceptable before God.
Now she that is indeed a widow, and desolate, trusteth in God and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
And these things charge them, that they may be blameless.