1 Timothy 5 ©
Directions to Timothy how to admonish persons of different conditions. Concerning widows. Elders, if they do well, are to be doubly honoured; and are not to be censured without full proof; and then openly and impartially. A caution not to ordain any one precipitately. Advice respecting Timothy's health. Some men's characters are more easily discerned than those of others.
mWell reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
wLet the elders that rule well be counted worthy of xdouble honour, especially they who ylabour in the word and doctrine.