And command these things, in order that they may be irreproachable. But if someone does not provide for his own relatives, and especially the members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Let a widow be put on the list if she[a] is not less than sixty years old, the wife of one husband,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 5:9 Here “if” is supplied as a component of the participle (“is”) which is understood as conditional

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