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1 Timothy 5:16-18 The Voice (VOICE)

16 Tell any woman of faith: if you have a widow in your family, help her so the church is unencumbered and is free to extend aid to the widows who are truly in need of its help.

17 Elders who are leading well should be admired and valued. Double up on the honor shown them; care for them well—especially those constantly and consistently teaching the word and preaching. 18 For the Scripture agrees, “Don’t muzzle the ox while it is treading out your grain,”[a] and, “The worker deserves his wages.”[b]

Footnotes:

  1. 5:18 Deuteronomy 25:4
  2. 5:18 Compare Luke 10:7
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