1: An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren; 2: aged women as mothers, younger ones as sisters -- in all purity; 3: honour widows who are really widows; 4: and if any widow have children or grandchildren, let them learn first to their own house to show piety, and to give back a recompense to the parents, for this is right and acceptable before God. 5: And she who is really a widow and desolate, hath hoped upon God, and doth remain in the supplications and in the prayers night and day, 6: and she who is given to luxury, living -- hath died; 7: and these things charge, that they may be blameless; 8: and if any one for his own -- and especially for those of the household -- doth not provide, the faith he hath denied, and than an unbeliever he is worse. 9: A widow -- let her not be enrolled under sixty years of age, having been a wife of one husband, 10: in good works being testified to: if she brought up children, if she entertained strangers, if saints' feet she washed, if those in tribulation she relieved, if every good work she followed after; 11: and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry, 12: having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away, 13: and at the same time also, they learn [to be] idle, going about the houses; and not only idle, but also tattlers and busybodies, speaking the things they ought not; 14: I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling; 15: for already certain did turn aside after the Adversary. 16: If any believing man or believing woman have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the assembly be burdened, that those really widows it may relieve. 17: The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching, 18: for the Writing saith, 'An ox treading out thou shalt not muzzle,' and 'Worthy [is] the workman of his reward.' 19: Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses. 20: Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear; 21: I testify fully, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the choice messengers, that these things thou mayest keep, without forejudging, doing nothing by partiality. 22: Be laying hands quickly on no one, nor be having fellowship with sins of others; be keeping thyself pure; 23: no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities; 24: of certain men the sins are manifest beforehand, leading before to judgment, and certain also they follow after; 25: in like manner also the right works are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise are not able to be hid.