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17 The elders who lead the church in a good way should receive double honor[a]—in particular, those who do the work of counseling and teaching. 18 As the Scriptures say, “When a work animal is being used to separate grain, don’t keep it from eating the grain.”[b] And the Scriptures also say, “A worker should be given his pay.”[c]

19 Don’t listen to someone who accuses an elder. You should listen to them only if there are two or three others who can say what the elder did wrong.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 5:17 double honor Or “double pay.”
  2. 1 Timothy 5:18 Quote from Deut. 25:4.
  3. 1 Timothy 5:18 Quote from Lk. 10:7.

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