Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Do not rebuke an elder, but petition him as a father, and those who are young as your brothers, 2And elder women as mothers, and those who are younger, as your sisters in all purity.
3Honor those widows who are widows indeed; 4And if there is a widow who has children or grandchildren, let them learn first that they should be assigned to children of their households, and they should pay compensation to their parents, for this is acceptable before God. 5But whoever is truly a widow and is alone, her hope is upon God and continues in prayer and in supplication, night and day; 6But she who worships the Arena* is dead while she lives. 7You shall command these things to them that they might be without fault. 8For if a man does not take care of those who are his own, especially those who are members of the household of faith, this one has renounced the faith and is worse than those who are unbelievers.
9Therefore you shall choose a widow who is not less than sixty years old, who had one husband, 10And she has a testimony of good works, if she has raised children, if she has received strangers, if she has washed the feet of the Saints, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has walked in every good work. 11But avoid those widows who are younger, for these separate from The Messiah and seek to have a husband; 12And their judgment is set, for they have rejected their former faith; 13But they learn laziness while going around house to house, and not only laziness, but also to increase talking, to take up vanities and speak that which is inappropriate. 14I am willing therefore that the younger ones marry, bear children, lead their households and do not give any occasion of contempt to the enemies; 15For even now they have begun, one by one, to turn after Satan. 16If male or female believers have widows, let them support them, and do not let them burden the church, so that it may have enough for those who are truly widows.
17Those Elders who lead well deserve double honor, especially those who toil in the word and in teaching. 18For the Scriptures say, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading", and, "The laborer deserves his wages." 19Do not accept an accusation against an Elder, but upon the mouth of two or three witnesses; 20Those who sin, rebuke before everyone, so that the rest of the people may fear.
21But I testify to you before God and Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah and his chosen Angels, that you will observe these things and not let your mind be prejudiced for anything and do nothing by favoritism. 22Lay hands quickly on no man, and do not share in the sins of strangers; keep yourself in purity.
23Do not drink water from now on, but drink a little wine because of your stomach and because of your chronic illness.
24There are people whose sins are known, and they precede them to the place of judgment, and some follow them. 25In this way also, good works are known, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.