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1 Timothy chapter 5

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Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but [rather] appeal to [him] as a father, [to] the younger men as brothers,
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the older women as mothers, [and] the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
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Honor widows who are widows indeed;
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but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
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Now she who is a widow indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.
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But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives.
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Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach.
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But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, [having been] the wife of one man,
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having a reputation for good works; [and] if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, [and] if she has devoted herself to every good work.
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But refuse [to put] younger widows [on the list], for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,
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[thus] incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge.
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At the same time they also learn [to be] idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper [to mention].
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Therefore, I want younger [widows] to get married, bear children, keep house, [and] give the enemy no occasion for reproach;
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for some have already turned aside to follow Satan.
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If any woman who is a believer has [dependent] widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed.
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The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
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For the Scripture says, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "The laborer is worthy of his wages."
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Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.
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Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful [of sinning].
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I 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.
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Do not lay hands upon anyone [too] hastily and thereby share [responsibility for] the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.
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No longer drink water [exclusively], but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
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The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their [sins] follow after.
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Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.

1 Timothy chapter 6

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All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and [our] doctrine will not be spoken against.
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Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these [principles].
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If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,
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he is conceited [and] understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
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and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
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But godliness [actually] is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.
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For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
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If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
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But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
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For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
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But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance [and] gentleness.
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Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
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I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate,
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that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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which He will bring about at the proper time-- He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
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who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him [be] honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
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Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
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[Instruct them] to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
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storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
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O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly [and] empty chatter [and] the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge "--
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which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.

Titus chapter 1

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Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,
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in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,
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but at the proper time manifested, [even] His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
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To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
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For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,
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[namely], if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
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For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
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but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
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holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
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For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
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who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not [teach] for the sake of sordid gain.
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One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
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This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,
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not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
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To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
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They profess to know God, but by [their] deeds they deny [Him], being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

Titus chapter 2

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But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.
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Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
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Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,
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so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
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[to be] sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
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Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;
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in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, [with] purity in doctrine, dignified,
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sound [in] speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
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[Urge] bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,
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not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
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For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
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instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
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looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
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who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
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These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Titus chapter 3

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Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,
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to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
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For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
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But when the kindness of God our Savior and [His] love for mankind appeared,
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He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
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whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
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so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to [the] hope of eternal life.
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This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
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But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
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Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,
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knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.
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When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
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Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.
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Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
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All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in [the] faith. Grace be with you all.
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