1 Timothy 5
Rules to be observed in reproving.
1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, rygorously but exhorte him as a father: the yonger men, as brethren: 1 Timothy 5:2 the elder wemen, as mothers: the yonger as systers, wt all purenes.
1 Timothy 5:3 Honoure wyddowes, which are true wyddowes. 1 Timothy 5:4 If eny wyddow haue chyldren or nevews, let them learne fyrst to rule their awne houses godly & to recompense their elders. For þt is good & acceptable before God. 1 Timothy 5:5 She þt is a true wyddowe & frendelesse, putteth her trust in God, & contynueth in supplicacyons and prayers nyght & daye. 1 Timothy 5:6 But she þt lyueth in pleasure, is deed, euen yet alyue. 1 Timothy 5:7 And these thynges commaunde that they maye be without rebuke. 1 Timothy 5:8 But yf eny prouide not for her awne (& specially for them of her housholde) the same hath denyed the fayth, and is worsse then an infydell. 1 Timothy 5:9 Let no wyddowe be chosen vnder threscore yere olde, & soch a one as was þe wyfe of one man, 1 Timothy 5:10 and well reported of men in good workes: yf she haue brought vp chyldren, yf she haue lodged strangers, yf she haue wesshed the saynctes fete, yf she haue mynistred vnto them whych were in aduersytie, yf she haue bene contynually geuen vnto all maner of good worckes. 1 Timothy 5:11 The yonger wyddowes refuse. For when they haue begonne to were wanton agaynst Christ, they wyll mary, 1 Timothy 5:12 hauynge damnacyon, because they haue cast awaye their fyrst fayth. 1 Timothy 5:13 And also they learne to goo from house to house ydle: yee not ydle onely, but also tatlers and besybodyes, speakynge thynges which are not comly. 1 Timothy 5:14 I wyll therfore that the yonger wemen mary, to beare chyldren, to guyde the house, and geue none occasyon to the aduersary to speake euyll. 1 Timothy 5:15 For many of them are all ready turned backe, and are gone after Satan. 1 Timothy 5:16 And yf eny man or woman that beleueth haue wyddowes, let them mynyster vnto them, & let not the congregacyon be charged: that there maye be sufficyent for them that are wyddowes in dede.
1 Timothy 5:17 The elders that rule well, are worthy of double honoure, most specially they whych laboure in the worde & teachynge. 1 Timothy 5:18 For the scripture sayth: thou shalt not moosel the mouth of þe oxe that treadeth out the corne. And the labourer is worthy of his reward. 1 Timothy 5:19 Agaynst an elder, receaue none accusacyon: but vnder two or thre witnesses. 1 Timothy 5:20 Then that synne, rebuke openly, that other also maye feare. 1 Timothy 5:21 I testifye before God and the Lord Iesus Christ & the electe angels, that thou obserue these thynges without hastynesse of iudgement, & do nothinge parcially. 1 Timothy 5:22 Laye handes sodenly on no man, nether be partaker of other mens synnes: kepe thy selfe pure.
A precept for Timothy's health.
1 Timothy 5:23 Dryncke no lenger water, but vse a lytell wyne for thy stommakes sake and thyne often dyseases.
Some men's sins go before unto judgment, and some men's do follow after.
1 Timothy 5:24 Some mennes synnes are open before hande, and go before vnto iudgement: & some mennes synnes folowe after. 1 Timothy 5:25 Lykewyse also good workes are manifest before hande, and they that are other wyse, cannot be hyd.