1 TIMOTHY 5:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Timothy 5:13 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
withal ἅμα Properly, at the "same" time, but freely used as a preposition or adverb denoting close association withal
they learn μανθάνουσιν To learn (in any way) learn
to be (No Greek definition. English implied.)
idle, ἀργαὶ Inactive, i.e., unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless idle
wandering about περιερχόμεναι To come all around, i.e., stroll, vacillate, veer wandering about
from house to house; οἰκίας Properly, residence (abstractly), but usually (concretely) an abode (literally or figuratively); by implication, a family (especially domestics) house house
and δὲ But, and, etc and
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
only μόνον Merely only
idle, ἀργαὶ Inactive, i.e., unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless idle
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
tattlers φλύαροι A garrulous person, i.e., prater tattlers
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
busybodies, περίεργοι Working all around, i.e., officious (meddlesome, neuter plural magic) busybodies
speaking λαλοῦσαι To talk, i.e., utter words speaking
things which τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) things
they ought δέοντα Also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding) ought
not. μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not

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  • 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.

  • 14  I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

  • 15  For some are already turned aside after Satan.




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