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1 Timothy 5 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:1 - Do not address an older man harshly but appeal to him as a father. Speak to younger men as brothers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:2 - older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters - with complete purity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:3 - Honor widows who are truly in need.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:4 - But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them. For this is what pleases God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:5 - But the widow who is truly in need, and completely on her own, has set her hope on God and continues in her pleas and prayers night and day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:6 - But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:7 - Reinforce these commands, so that they will be beyond reproach.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:8 - But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:9 - No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:10 - and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress - as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:11 - But do not accept younger widows on the list, because their passions may lead them away from Christ and they will desire to marry,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:12 - and so incur judgment for breaking their former pledge.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:13 - And besides that, going around from house to house they learn to be lazy, and they are not only lazy, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things they should not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:14 - So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:15 - For some have already wandered away to follow Satan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:16 - If a believing woman has widows in her family, let her help them. The church should not be burdened, so that it may help the widows who are truly in need.

Concerning Elders

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:17 - Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:18 - For the scripture says, "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain," and, "The worker deserves his pay."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:19 - Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:20 - Those guilty of sin must be rebuked before all, as a warning to the rest.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:21 - Before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, I solemnly charge you to carry out these commands without prejudice or favoritism of any kind.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:22 - Do not lay hands on anyone hastily and so identify with the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:23 - (Stop drinking just water, but use a little wine for your digestion and your frequent illnesses.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:24 - The sins of some people are obvious, going before them into judgment, but for others, they show up later.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:25 - Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.

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