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1 Timothy 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Honor Widows

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:1 - Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, and to the younger men as brothers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:2 - to the older women as mothers, and to the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:3 - Honor widows who are actually widows;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:4 - but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to show proper respect for their own family and to give back compensation to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:5 - Now she who is actually a widow and has been left alone has set her hope on God, and she continues in requests and prayers night and day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:6 - But she who indulges herself in luxury is dead, even while she lives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:7 - [fn]Give these instructions as well, so that they may be above reproach.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:8 - But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:9 - A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:10 - having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the [fn]saints’ feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:11 - But refuse to register younger widows, for when they feel physical desires alienating them from Christ, they want to get married,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:12 - thereby incurring condemnation, because they have [fn]ignored their previous pledge.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:13 - At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also they become gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:14 - Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, have children, manage their households, and give the enemy no opportunity for reproach;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:15 - for some have already turned away to follow Satan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:16 - If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are actually widows.

Concerning Elders

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:17 - The elders who lead well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard [fn]at preaching and teaching.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:18 - For the Scripture says, “YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE IT IS THRESHING,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:19 - Do not accept an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:20 - Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:21 - I solemnly exhort you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:22 - Do not lay hands upon anyone too quickly and [fn]thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself [fn]free from sin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:23 - Do not go on drinking only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:24 - The sins of some people are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:25 - Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Keep commanding
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Or broken
Lit in word
Lit do not share
Lit pure

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