3 Honor widows who are awidows indeed;
4 but if any widow has children or grandchildren, athey must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to 1make some return to their parents; for this is bacceptable in the sight of God.
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has adenied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
10 having a reputation for agood works; and if she has brought up children, if she has bshown hospitality to strangers, if she chas washed the 1saints’ feet, if she has dassisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
11 But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel asensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,
12 thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous 1pledge.
21 aI solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
23 No longer drink water exclusively, but ause a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
24 The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins afollow after.
25 Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and athose which are otherwise cannot be concealed.
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