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17 The leaders of the church people who rule well should be given greater honour and reward. At least do this for those who work hard in speaking and teaching.

18 The holy writings say, `You may not tie the mouth of a cow when it is walking on the grain to beat it out.' And also, `The man who works should be paid for it.'

19 Do not listen to a complaint against a leader if what he has done has not been seen and proved by two or three people.

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