Honoring the Elders

17 The elders who are good leaders are to be considered worthy of double honor,[a] especially those who work hard(A) at preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says: Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,[b](B) and, “The worker is worthy of his wages.”(C)

19 Don’t accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:17 Or of respect and remuneration
  2. 5:18 Dt 25:4

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