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1 Timothy 5:16-18 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 If any woman is a believer and has relatives who are widows, she should help them. In this way the church is not burdened and can help widows who have no families.

17 Give double honor to spiritual leaders[a] who handle their duties well. This is especially true if they work hard at teaching God’s word. 18 After all, Scripture says, “Never muzzle an ox when it is threshing[b] grain,” and “The worker deserves his pay.”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 5:17 Or “pastors,” or “elders.”
  2. 1 Timothy 5:18 Threshing is the process of beating stalks to separate them from the grain.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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