1 Timothy 5:3-10 New English Translation (NET Bible)
3 Honor[a] widows who are truly in need.[b] 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty[c] toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them.[d] For this is what pleases God.[e] 5 But the widow who is truly in need, and completely on her own,[f] has set her hope on God and continues in her pleas and prayers night and day. 6 But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even[g] while she lives. 7 Reinforce[h] these commands,[i] so that they will be beyond reproach. 8 But if someone does not provide for his own,[j] especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9 No widow should be put on the list[k] unless[l] she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband,[m] 10 and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children,[n] practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress—as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works.[o]