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5:1 Don`t rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;
5:2 the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.
5:3 Honor widows who are widows indeed.
5:6 But she who gives herself to pleasure is dead while she lives.
5:7 Also command these things, that they may be without reproach.
5:8 But if anyone doesn`t provide for his own, and specially his own household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
5:9 Let none be enrolled as a widow under sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
5:10 well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has used hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints` feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
5:11 But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
5:12 having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
5:13 Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.
5:15 For already some have turned aside after Satan.
5:16 If any man or woman who believes has widows, let them relieve them, and don`t let the assembly be burdened; that it might relieve those who are widows indeed.
5:18 For the scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain." And, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."
5:20 Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
5:21 I charge you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.
5:22 Lay hands hastily on no one, neither be a participant in other men`s sins. Keep yourself pure.
5:25 In the same way also there are good works that are obvious, and those that are otherwise can`t be hidden.