1 TIMOTHY 5:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;”

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1 Timothy 5:11 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
the younger νεωτέρας "new", i.e., (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively, regenerate younger
widows χήρας A widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively widows
refuse: παραιτοῦ· To beg off, i.e., deprecate, decline, shun refuse
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
when ὅταν Whenever (implying hypothesis or more or less uncertainty); also causatively (conjunctionally) inasmuch as when
they have begun to wax wanton against καταστρηνιάσωσιν To become voluptuous against begun wax wanton against
Christ, Χριστοῦ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
they will θέλουσιν To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in they will
marry; γαμεῖν To wed (of either sex) marry

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  • 9  Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

  • 10  Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

  • 11  But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

  • 12  Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

  • 13  And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.




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