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5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger
men as brethren; 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as
sisters, with all purity.
5:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to
shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and
acceptable before God.
5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and
continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
5:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his
own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years
old, having been the wife of one man.
5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children,
if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if
she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every
5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax
wanton against Christ, they will marry; 5:12 Having damnation, because
they have cast off their first faith.
5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to
house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking
things which they ought not.
5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak
5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
5:16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve
them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that
are widows indeed.
5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that
treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or
5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the
elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one
before another, doing nothing by partiality.
5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's
sins: keep thyself pure.
5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's
sake and thine often infirmities.
5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment;
and some men they follow after.
5:25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and
they that are otherwise cannot be hid.