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1 Timothy 5:17-20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

17 The priests that be well governors [The priests that be well before, that is, truly keep well priesthood], be they had worthy to double honour; most they that travail in word and teaching.

18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not bridle the mouth of the ox threshing, and, A workman is worthy his hire.

19 Do not thou receive accusing against a priest, but under twain or three [two or three] witnesses.

20 But reprove thou men that sin before all men, that also others have dread. [Men sinning before all men reprove thou, that and others have dread.]

1 Timothy 5:17-20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

17 The elders who lead well are worthy of double honour, most especially those who labour in the word and teaching. 18 For the scripture says: You shall not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treads out the corn, and: The labourer is worthy of his reward.

19 Against an elder receive no accusation except with two or three witnesses. 20 Those who sin, rebuke openly, so that others may fear.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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1 Timothy 5:17-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

17 [a]The Elders that rule well, let them be had in [b]double honor, [c]specially they which labor in the word and doctrine.

18 For the Scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn: and, The laborer is worthy of his wages.

19 [d]Against an Elder receive none accusation, but under two or three witnesses.

20 [e]Them that sin, rebuke openly, that the rest also may fear.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 5:17 Now he giveth rules, and showeth how he ought to behave himself with the Elders, that is to say, with the Pastors and such as have the governance in the discipline of the Church, which is president of their company. The first rule: Let the Church or Congregation see unto this especially, as God himself hath commanded, that the Elders that do their duty well, be honestly maintained.
  2. 1 Timothy 5:17 We must be more careful for them, than for the rest.
  3. 1 Timothy 5:17 There were two kinds of Elders, the one attended upon the government only, and looked to the manners of the Congregation; the other did beside that, attend upon preaching and prayers, to and for the Congregation.
  4. 1 Timothy 5:19 The second rule: Let no accusation be admitted against an Elder, but under two or three witnesses.
  5. 1 Timothy 5:20 The third rule: Let the Elders so convicted be rebuked openly, that they may be an example to others.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Timothy 5:17-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. 19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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