1 Timothy 5Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Speak To Everyone As You Would Your Own Family Members
5 Do not sharply-rebuke an older man, but be appealing-to[a] him as a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters in all purity.
Provide Church Support For Real Widows Attested By Faith And Good Works
3 Be honoring widows— the real[b] widows. 4 Now if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to reverence[c] their own household and to give-back a return to their ancestors. For this is acceptable[d] in the sight of God. 5 But the one who is a real widow and has been left-alone[e] has put her hope upon God, and continues-in petitions and prayers by night and by day. 6 But the one living-indulgently is-dead while living. 7 Indeed be commanding these things in order that they may be above-reproach. 8 But if anyone does not provide-for his own relatives, and especially family-members, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9 Let a widow be put-on-the-list[f] having become not fewer than sixty years old, a woman of one man[g], 10 being attested by good works: if she brought-up-children, if she received-strangers[h], if she washed the feet of saints, if she aided ones being afflicted, if she followed-after every good work.
But Decline To Include The Young Widows; Let Them Marry
11 But be declining[i] younger[j] widows. For when they grow-sensual[k] against Christ, they want to marry— 12 having condemnation [upon themselves] because[l] they set-aside their first pledge. 13 And at the same time also they are learning to be idle[m], while going-around the houses. And not only idle, but also babblers and busybodies— speaking the things not being proper. 14 Therefore, I want younger widows to marry, to bear-children, to manage-the-house[n], to give to the one opposing no opportunity for the sake of reviling[o]. 15 For some already turned-aside after Satan. 16 If any believing-woman has widows, let her be aiding them, and let the church not be burdened in order that it may aid the real widows.
Give Unbiased Church Support And Respect To Elders Leading Well
17 Let the elders having led well be considered-worthy of double[p] honor, especially[q] the ones laboring in word[r] and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says “You shall not muzzle a threshing ox” [Deut 25:4], and “The worker is worthy of his wages” [Lk 10:7]. 19 Do not be accepting an accusation against an elder unless on the basis of two or three witnesses. 20 Be rebuking the ones sinning in the presence of all[s], in order that the rest also may have fear. 21 I solemnly-charge you in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the chosen angels that you keep these things without pre-judgment, doing nothing according-to[t] partiality[u]. 22 Be laying hands[v] on no one hastily, nor sharing[w] in the sins belonging-to-others; be keeping yourself pure. (23 No longer be-a-water-drinker, but be using a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent sicknesses). 24 The sins of some[x] people are clear-beforehand, going ahead-of them to judgment, but indeed for some they follow-after. 25 Similarly also the good works are clear-beforehand, and the ones having it otherwise[y] are not able to be hidden.
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