17 Let the elders (A)who rule well be considered worthy of (B)double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, (C)“You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, (D)“The laborer deserves his wages.” 19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except (E)on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20 As for those who persist in sin, (F)rebuke them in the presence of all, (G)so that the rest may stand in fear. 21 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels (H)I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, (I)doing nothing from partiality. 22 (J)Do not be hasty in the (K)laying on of hands, nor (L)take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. 23 (No longer drink only water, but (M)use a little wine (N)for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.) 24 The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. 25 So also good works are conspicuous, and (O)even those that are not cannot remain hidden.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal
ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal
Retail: $69.99
Our Price: $38.99
Save: $31.00 (44%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Holy Bible for Kids, Softcover Economy Edition
ESV Holy Bible for Kids, Softcover Economy Edition
Retail: $5.99
Our Price: $4.49
Save: $1.50 (25%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV MacArthur Study Bible--genuine top grain leather, black
ESV MacArthur Study Bible--genuine top grain leather, black
Retail: $199.99
Our Price: $89.99
Save: $110.00 (55%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Outreach Bible, New Testament - Softcover
ESV Outreach Bible, New Testament - Softcover
Retail: $1.99
Our Price: $1.29
Save: $0.70 (35%)
3.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: 27-Volume Old Testament  Boxed Set
ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: 27-Volume Old Testament Boxed Set
Retail: $199.99
Our Price: $104.99
Save: $95.00 (48%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Dark Brown Cloth over Board)
ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Dark Brown Cloth over Board)
Retail: $199.99
Our Price: $69.99
Save: $130.00 (65%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars