17 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. 18 For the Scripture says, f“You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, g“The laborer is worthy of his wages.” 19 Do not receive an accusation against an elder except hfrom two or three witnesses. 20 Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
21 I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the 7elect angels that you observe these things without iprejudice, doing nothing with partiality. 22 Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor jshare in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.