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Church Leaders

17 Church leaders[a] who do their job well deserve to be paid[b] twice as much, especially if they work hard at preaching and teaching. 18 It is just as the Scriptures say, “Don’t muzzle an ox when you are using it to grind grain.” You also know the saying, “Workers are worth their pay.”

19 Don’t listen to any charge against a church leader, unless at least two or three people bring the same charges.

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Footnotes

  1. 5.17 leaders: Or “elders” or “presbyters” or “priests.”
  2. 5.17 paid: Or “honored” or “respected.”

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