Bible: 1 Timothy 5:17-25
5:17 Elders who provide effective leadership 1 must be counted worthy 2 of double honor, 3 especially those who work hard in speaking 4 and teaching. 5:18 For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” 5 and, “The worker deserves his pay.” 6 5:19 Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses. 7 5:20 Those guilty of sin 8 must be rebuked 9 before all, 10 as a warning to the rest. 11 5:21 Before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, I solemnly charge you to carry out these commands without prejudice or favoritism of any kind. 12 5:22 Do not lay hands on anyone 13 hastily and so identify with the sins of others. 14 Keep yourself pure. 5:23 (Stop drinking just water, but use a little wine for your digestion 15 and your frequent illnesses.) 16 5:24 The sins of some people are obvious, going before them into judgment, but for others, they show up later. 17 5:25 Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.