The King James Version Bible

1 Timothy 5:9-13

  1. Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

  2. Well 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.

  3. But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

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

  5. 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.