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1 Timothy 5:16-18 The Passion Translation (TPT)

16 So if any believer has a widow in their family, instruct them to support her financially so that the church will not be burdened with her care. This will leave finances available for those widows who are truly in need.

Respect toward Church Leaders

17 The pastors[a] who lead the church well should be paid well. They should receive double honor for faithfully preaching and teaching the revelation of the Word of God. 18 For the Scriptures have taught us: “Do not muzzle an ox or forbid it to eat while it grinds the grain.”[b] And also, “The one who labors deserves his wages.”[c]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 5:17 Or “elders,” also v. 19.
  2. 1 Timothy 5:18 See Deut. 25:4.
  3. 1 Timothy 5:18 See Lev. 19:13; Deut. 24:15.
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