5 Do not rebuke an older man(A) harshly,(B) but exhort him as if he were your father. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. 1Never speak harshly to an older man,a but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. 7Give these instructions to the church so that no one will be open to criticism. 4But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. 9 A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. 1 Never speak harshly to an older man, # 5:1 Or an elder. 5Now a true widow, a woman who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. 16 If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the church. 13 And if they are on the list, they will learn to be lazy and will spend their time gossiping from house to house, meddling in other people’s business and talking about things they shouldn’t. 22 Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader. 17 Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well,[e] especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light. [d] Has she helped those who are in trouble? 8 But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until later. [c] 10 She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. This is something that pleases God. 17Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well,e especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. 22 Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. 24 Remember, the sins of some people are obvious, leading them to certain judgment. 12 Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge. 18 For the Scripture says, “You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain.” And in another place, “Those who work deserve their pay!”[f]. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 4 But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. 19 Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies(Q) who talk nonsense,(R) saying things they ought not to. 19Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses. Has she always been ready to do good? 2Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. 5 Never speak harshly to an older man,[a] but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. 12Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge. Lk 10:7; Lev 19:13; Dt 24:14, 15; Mt 10:10; 1Co 9:14. 15For I am afraid that some of them have already gone astray and now follow Satan. Has she always been ready to do good? Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. All rights reserved worldwide. Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them. She prays night and day, asking God for his help. [g] Do not share in the sins of others. Has she brought up her children well? 10She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. 20 Those who sin should be reprimanded in front of the whole church; this will serve as a strong warning to others. 11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. 14 So I counsel younger widows to marry,(S) to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander. 18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,”[a](Y) and “The worker deserves his wages.”[b](Z) 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder(AA) unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 9 A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until later. New Living Translation Update. Advice about Widows, Elders, and Slaves. 6But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead even while she lives. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and … Chapter 5. 8 But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied … 3Take care ofb any widow who has no one else to care for her. Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them. 5 Never speak harshly to an older man,[a] but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father.