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5:3 Honor. That is, care for.
who are truly widows. The care of widows, who frequently had great material needs, is a major theme in the Old Testament (Deut. 24:19–21; Is. 1:17; Jer. 22:3; Zech. 7:9, 10; Mal. 3:5) and was a special concern of the early church (v. 16; Acts 6:1; James 1:27).