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1 Timothy 5:11 Timothy 5:16


X. Concerning the Saints
of Different Ages

1 Do not 1upbraid an aelderly man, but exhort him as a father, byounger men as brothers,

2 aElderly women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

3 1Honor widows who are really awidows.

4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to 1show arespect toward their own household and to render a 2return to their bparents; for this is cacceptable in the sight of God.

5 Now she who is really a widow and is left alone has set her ahope on God and continues in petitions and bprayers night and day.

6 But she who gives herself to apleasure is bdead while living.

7 These things also acharge, that they may be without reproach.

8 But if anyone does not provide for 1his own, and especially for those of his household, he has adenied the 2faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

9 Let a widow be enrolled, not under sixty years old, having been the awife of one man,

10 1Well attested for good works, if she has brought up children, if she has shown ahospitality to strangers, if she has bwashed the saints' feet, if she has cassisted the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every dgood work.

11 But younger widows refuse; for when they follow their passions in disregard of Christ, they desire to marry,

12 And thus have condemnation because they have set aside their first 1pledge.

13 And at the same time they also learn to be idle, going around from house to house; and they are not only idle but also gossips and abusybodies, speaking bthings which they ought not.

14 I will therefore that 1younger widows amarry, 2bear children, bkeep house, give no opportunity to the opposer for reproach;

15 For already some have turned aside after aSatan.

16 If any believing woman has widows in her family, let her assist them, and let not the church be burdened, that it may assist those who are really awidows.