The King James Version Bible

1 Timothy 5:12-20

  1. Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

  2. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

  3. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

  4. For some are already turned aside after Satan.

  5. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

  6. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

  7. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

  8. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

  9. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.