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1 Timothy 5:16-18 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

16 If any believing woman[a] has widows in her family, let her keep helping them rather than letting them become a burden to the church, so that the church may help those who are truly widows.

Dealing With Elders

17 The elders who lead well should be considered worthy of double honor, especially the ones who work hard in the word and doctrine.[b] 18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,”[c] and “The worker is worthy of his pay.”[d]


  1. 1 Timothy 5:16 Some witnesses to the text read believing man or woman.
  2. 1 Timothy 5:17 Or preaching and teaching
  3. 1 Timothy 5:18 Deuteronomy 25:4
  4. 1 Timothy 5:18 Leviticus 19:13; Luke 10:7
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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