5:5 But the widow who is truly in need, and completely on her own, 1 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 2 while she lives. 5:7 Reinforce 3 these commands, 4 so that they will be beyond reproach. 5:8 But if someone does not provide for his own, 5 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 6 unless 7 she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband, 8 5:10 and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, 9 practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress – as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works. 10