Bible: 1 Tim 5:3-10

5:3 Honor 1  widows who are truly in need. 2  5:4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty 3  toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them. 4  For this is what pleases God. 5  5:5 But the widow who is truly in need, and completely on her own, 6  has set her hope on God and continues in her pleas and prayers night and day. 5:6 But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even 7  while she lives. 5:7 Reinforce 8  these commands, 9  so that they will be beyond reproach. 5:8 But if someone does not provide for his own, 10  especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

5:9 No widow should be put on the list 11  unless 12  she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband, 13  5:10 and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, 14  practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress – as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works. 15 

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