Concerning Elders

17 (A)The elders who (B)rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who (C)work hard [a]at preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, “(D)You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,” and “(E)The laborer is worthy of his wages.” 19 Do not receive an accusation against an (F)elder except on the basis of (G)two or three witnesses.

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  1. 1 Timothy 5:17 Lit in word