Saints are to care for their worthy poor—Policies concerning elders are given.
2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as asisters, with all purity.
3 Honour awidows that are widows indeed.
5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and adesolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
7 And these things agive in charge, that they may be blameless.
8 But if any aprovide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years aold, having been the wife of one man,
10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have alodged strangers, if she have bwashed the saints’ cfeet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
12 Having adamnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
17 Let the aelders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three awitnesses.
20 Them that sin arebuke before all, that others also may fear.
23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
24 Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they afollow after.
25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.