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Elders and Their Duties

17 Elders who handle their duties[a] well should be considered worthy of double compensation,[b] especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, “You must not muzzle an ox while it is treading out grain,”[c] and, “A worker deserves his pay.”[d] 19 Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported “by two or three witnesses.”[e]

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