1 TIMOTHY 5:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;”

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1 Timothy 5:1 Translation & Meaning

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Rebuke ἐπιπλήξῃς To chastise, i.e., (with words) to upbraid Rebuke
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
an elder, Πρεσβυτέρῳ Older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter" elder
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
intreat παρακάλει To call near, i.e., invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) intreat
him (No Greek definition. English implied.)
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
a father; πατέρα A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
and (No Greek definition. English implied.)
the younger men νεωτέρους "new", i.e., (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively, regenerate younger men
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
brethren; ἀδελφούς A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brethren

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  • 1  Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

  • 2  The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

  • 3  Honour widows that are widows indeed.




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